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UPDATE: Driver Arrested For His 10th OWI; Sentenced for 7th

UPDATED Thursday, January 3, 2013 --- 1:37 p.m.

Press Release from the Grant Co. Sheriff's Office:

On December 28, 2012 Dennis Barghols appeared for sentencing on a 7th Offense Operating While Intoxicated charge. He was sentenced to the Wisconsin State Prison System for seven years (serving four years of incarceration and three years of extended supervision).

Other conditions include:
Revocation of driving privileges for 3 years
Alcohol assessment and driver safety plan
Comply with ignition interlock requirements for 3 years (once the driver’s license is reinstated)

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UPDATED: Friday, September 7, 2012 --- 3:42p.m.

Release from Grant County Sheriff's Department:

After further investigation into the driving record of Mr. Barghols, it was determined he had 9 prior Operating While Intoxicated convictions on his record, making this charge his 10th offense.

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Posted Friday, September 7, 2012 --- 11:00 a.m.

From the Grant County Sheriff's Department:

On 9-6-12, the Grant County Sheriff’s Department was notified of a hit and run accident to several vehicles along Main Street in the Village of Dickeyville.

The offending vehicle fled the scene and was later located west of Cuba City on CTH H in the Township of Smelser.

The driver of the offending vehicle, Dennis Barghols, was arrested for 5th Offense Operating while Intoxicated.

Barghols was transported to the Grant County Jail and is awaiting his initial appearance.

Barghols was also cited for Inattentive Driving, Hit and Run Unattended Vehicle, Fail to Notify Police of Accident, Operate Motor Vehicle without Insurance, and Knowingly Operate Motor Vehicle without Driver’s License Causing Property Damage.

The Grant County Sheriff’s Department was assisted by the Cuba City Police Department and Donnie’s Tire and Tow.

The Sheriff’s Department would also like to thank the witnesses who followed the offending vehicle until it was stopped by police.

The Sheriff’s Department urges citizens to contact police if they observe any crime happening. We ask that you stay at a safe distance to keep yourself out of harms way until police arrive.


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