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Rice Lake man arrested on 5th DWI charge

Ricky L Jennes, 43 years of age, from Rice Lake, WI has been arrested by the Wisconsin State Patrol Spooner Post for operating a motor vehicle under the influence, fifth offense.

On Saturday, Dec. 22, at approximately 11:55 a.m., a Wisconsin State Patrol Trooper responded to a two car crash on U.S. Highway 8, east of Cedar Swamp Road.

Jennes was traveling westbound on Highway 8 when he crossed the center-line and struck another vehicle traveling eastbound. Jennes was transported by Bruce ambulance to Rusk County Memorial Hospital to be examined.

A subsequent investigation resulted in Jennes being arrested for

operating a motor vehicle while under the influence, drugged driving, fifth offense. The crash was investigated and written by the Wisconsin State Patrol. Rusk County Sheriff's Department and Weyerhauser Fire Department also assisted on scene.