UPDATE: Ex-Wis. mayor fined $801 in drunken driving case

UPDATE: Former Sheboygan Mayor Bob Ryan has pleaded not guilty to drunken driving.

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UPDATED Monday, June 10, 2013 --- 3:06 p.m.

MANITOWOC, Wis. (AP) -- The former mayor of Sheboygan will pay a fine and have his driver's license revoked after reaching a plea agreement in his drunken driving case.

According to a recent court order, Bob Ryan pleaded guilty to operating with a prohibited alcohol concentration. A separate charge of operating while under the influence was dismissed.

A Sheboygan Press Media report says as part of the plea agreement, Ryan was fined $801 and his license was revoked for eight months.

The 49-year-old ex-mayor was arrested and ticketed March 3 for alleged first-offense drunken driving in the City of Kiel.

Authorities say Ryan was taken to a Manitowoc hospital for a blood draw following his arrest and was found to have an alcohol level more than three times the legal limit.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press

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UPDATED Wednesday, April 24, 2013 --- 11:14 a.m.

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) -- Former Sheboygan Mayor Bob Ryan has pleaded not guilty to drunken driving.

Ryan originally pleaded guilty to operating while intoxicated. But, he changed his mind after he was told his license would be revoked for refusing a blood test at the scene of his arrest in Kiel.

Ryan told a municipal judge Tuesday he didn't refuse an alcohol breath test, he simply wanted to get off the side of the road. Authorities say Ryan was taken to a Manitowoc hospital for a blood draw following his March 3 arrest and was found to have an alcohol level more than three times the legal limit.

The Sheboygan Press says the former mayor is scheduled for a pretrial hearing May 14 in Kiel.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press

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Posted Monday, March 4, 2013 --- 1:00 p.m.

KIEL, Wis. (AP) -- The former mayor of Sheboygan who has publicly battled problems with alcohol has been arrested on suspicion of driving drunk.

Kiel police say Bob Ryan was pulled over shortly before midnight Sunday and was taken to a Manitowoc hospital for a blood draw and then to the Manitowoc County Jail. The Sheboygan Press says he was ticketed for first offense operating while intoxicated.

Ryan is an admitted alcoholic who says he continues to work on his sobriety. The former mayor was recently fined $770 for misdemeanor disorderly conduct stemming from a 2011 incident at an Elkhart Lake bar in which he was accused of groping a woman.

A call to Ryan for comment was not immediately returned.

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Information from: The Sheboygan Press, http://www.sheboygan-press.com

Copyright 2013: Associated Press


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