La Crosse cop arrested for OWI


From La Crosse Tribune:

La Crosse police officer James Gegenfurtner was arrested Tuesday afternoon after a hit-and-run in the village of Holmen.

Gegenfurtner was taken into custody for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, and a preliminary breath test showed he had a blood alcohol concentration of 0.24 percent, three times the legal limit.

Gegenfurtner, a first-shift patrol officer, was hired by the La Crosse department in 1996. He has been placed on administrative leave pending an internal investigation to be led by Assistant Chief Robert Abraham and Capt. Troy Nedegaard.

The police department said it will not release further information at this time, citing the ongoing nature of the investigation of a personnel matter.

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