Robert Koehler, 56, of Cambria, Wis., is this week’s poster child for the drinking-and-driving habits of the Upper Midwest.
On Saturday, he apparently drove drunk and ended up in a ditch in Portage, Wis., found his way home, got another car and drove to the ditch where a police officer informed him he was under arrest for drunk driving.
That’s when he reached inside his car for an open bottle of liquor for a drink, authorities say.
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This is Koehler’s eighth drunk driving incident.
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