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Stratford man faces 7th OWI after crash

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By Shereen Siewert

WAUSAU — A 46-year-old Stratford man is facing his seventh drunken driving charge after a weekend crash in the town of Cassel.

James Scott Glenn is being held in the Marathon County Jail on a $7,500 cash bond. He appeared Monday in Circuit County Court, where he faces charges of seventh offense operating while intoxicated and operating with a revoked license.

According to court documents:

Police were called just after 9 p.m. Saturday, March 24 to  CTH P near Brookfield Road for a report of a vehicle in the ditch with a driver who appeared intoxicated. When officers arrived, they found Glenn behind the wheel of the passenger seat.

Glenn told officers he was riding in the car while his friend, Matt, was driving the two from one bar to another when the vehicle went off the road and into the ditch, according to the police report. Glenn said he did not know Matt’s name and did not know where to find the man. Police say could find no evidence that another man had been with Glenn, who said the vehicle belonged to his own girlfriend.

Glenn refused to answer additional questions and was taken to a hospital for a chemical test of his blood, the results of which are pending.

Glenn’s was convicted of drunken driving twice in 1994, and once each in 1997, 2001, 2009 and 2015, court records show. He faces between 3 and 12 1/2 years in prison if he is convicted of his seventh offense and will be eligible for license reinstatement in 2021.

A preliminary hearing is set for April 4.

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