Drinking, Driving, Pot, Paraphernalia & Politics Don't Mixed

Western Wisconsin Lawmaker Gets Busted

A western Wisconsin lawmaker has issued an apology following his arrest for driving under the influence on Thursday night. Rep. Jeff Wood, I-Bloomer, said he was arrested in Columbia County by the Wisconsin State Patrol for driving under the influence, and possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Wood represents the 67th Assembly District which includes most of Dunn and Chippewa counties along with part of Barron County. He was first elected to the Assembly as a Republican in 2002, but earlier this year Wood left the GOP and became an Independent and now caucuses with the Democrats.

A 40-year old father of three and a student of political history, Wood quoted the late Arkansas Senator Wilbur Mills after Mills fell into the Tidal Basin with stripper Fannie Fox, "This is not typical behavior for me, but unfortunately I drank too much and exercised very poor judgment."

Wood will now be caucusing in a broom closet at the Capitol located between the Republican and Democratic caucus rooms.

Read the latest on Rep. Wood.

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