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Probation Ordered for 3rd OWI

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06/05/2019- A Peshtigo man convicted on repeat drunk driving charges avoids prison time. Monday, Judge David Miron stayed a sentence of 18 months in prison followed by 6 months of extend supervision in favor of three years’ probation for 31-year-old Christopher Malek. He pleaded no contest to his 3rd OWI after being arrested last December when he rear-ended another vehicle on US 141 near Crivitz. When officers arrived at the scene, they say they could smell the odor of intoxicants coming from Malek’s vehicle and allegedly found an open beer can inside. Malek blew a 0.287 in a preliminary breath test- more than three times the legal limit. Two children near the ages of 5 and 6 were also in Malek’s vehicle at the time of the accident, but sustained no serious injuries. As a condition of Malek’s probation, he must sit nine months in jail. He will receive credit for 178 days already served.

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