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Rep. Jeff Wood. Photo courtesy Columbia County Jail

Western Wisconsin lawmaker won't step down after OWI and drug arrest

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The Wisconsin State Patrol said Rep. Jeff Wood had a blood alcohol level of 0.15, almost twice the legal limit, when he was arrested for drunken driving.

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The independent from Bloomer is due in court Jan. 26 for his operating a vehicle while intoxicated and charges of possessing marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Troopers said Wood hit a snowbank and broke a caution sign a few minutes before he was stopped on Interstate-39-90-94 in Columbia County

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