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Appeals court finds use of high beams justified stop, upholds OWI conviction

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The fact that a man was tailgating a semi with his high beams on was reason enough for a State Patrol officer to stop the driver on I-94 and charge him with drunken driving, ruled appeals court judges.

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In a decision filed March 23, the District III Court of Appeals upheld Robert Tomaszewski's conviction of driving while intoxicated, fifth or greater offense.

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Judy Wiff
Judy Wiff has been regional editor for RiverTown’s Wisconsin newspapers since 1996. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and sociology from UW-River Falls. She has worked as a reporter for several weekly newspapers in Wisconsin.
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