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St. Croix County deputy arrested for OWI
New Richmond Wisconsin 127 South Knowles Avenue 54017

A St. Croix County deputy was arrested for drunken driving while on his way to attend a management training session in Appleton last weekend.

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Sheriff Dennis Hillstead said Patrol Captain Mike Winberg, 36, was arrested for OWI in Grand Chute in the northeastern part of the state about 10:30 p.m. Sunday (May 4). He was driving a county owned car.

"Mike is on paid administrative leave pending a review of the incident," Hillstead said Thursday.

"He was held in the Outagamie County Jail for about 10 hours. A chief deputy and a lieutenant went over Monday and picked up Mike and the car," Hillstead said.

The sheriff said he was notified about the incident about 1 a.m. Monday by a phone call from Little Chute authorities.

Winberg was promoted to patrol captain last July. The town of Forest native started with the sheriff's department as a full-time employee in 1993. His participation in the week-long training program was subsequently cancelled.

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