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Glenwood City man sentenced to jail, license revocation and fined $2,177 for OWI 4th offense

By LeAnn R. Ralph

MENOMONIE  — A 71-year-old Glenwood City man has been sentenced to jail, revocation of his driver’s license and ordered to pay a $2,177 fine for a fourth offense within five years of Operating While Intoxicated.

Richard H. Hogenson appeared in Dunn County Circuit Court for a sentencing hearing on March 15 with his attorney Michael R. Cohen before Judge James Peterson.

Hogenson pleaded no contest and was found guilty of the Class H felony of OWI 4th offense. A second felony count of operating with a Prohibited Alcohol Concentration (PAC), 4th offense within five years, was dismissed on a prosecutor’s motion.

Judge Peterson withheld sentencing, placed Hogenson on two years of probation, and as a condition of probation, ordered him to serve 135 days in jail with Huber privileges or electronic monitoring after the first 48 hours.

Hogenson was ordered to report to the Dunn County jail no later than 5 p.m. May 11.

He was also ordered to follow the rules and programming recommendations of his probation agent and was ordered by the court to not frequent any bars, taverns or liquor stores and not to possess or consume any alcohol.

Judge Peterson fined Hogenson $2,177, revoked his driver’s license for 27 months, and ordered him to take an assessment for a Driver Safety Plan that will be in effect for 12 months after his driver’s license is returned.

Hogenson cannot vote until his civil rights are restored, and he also may not possess any firearms.