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Man who caused Hwy. 155 accident

sentenced to three years in prison

A 38-year-old Bowler man who caused an accident that injured four people in St. Germain Jan. 20 was sentenced to three years in the Wisconsin Prison System in Vilas County Circuit Court last week.

Asa V. Doxtator, convicted of two counts of operating while intoxicated causing injury, was sentenced to six years in the Wisconsin Prison System, including three years of initial confinement and three years of extended supervision.

Conditions of Doxtator’s extended supervision in­clude fined $2,000 on each count, driver’s license re­voked for two years, alcohol and other drug abuse  (AODA)?assessment, ignition interlock device for two years, restitution to be determined and not to possess or consume intoxicants.

Circuit Judge Neal A. Nielsen III said Doxtator would be eligible for the challenge incarceration and early-release programs, but not before he serves 18 months of confinement.

Doxtator entered no contest pleas to the charges June 28. Two other charges of operating while intoxicated causing injury and four charges of operating with a prohibited alcohol concentration causing injury were dismissed, but read in for restitution and sentencing.

According to the complaint, Doxtator was involved in a two-vehicle accident at 1:50 a.m. Jan. 20 in St. Germain on Highway 155 near the intersection of Lost Lake Dr. South. Doxtator’s vehicle crossed the centerline and the driver of the other vehicle said he could not avoid the collision. Doxtator told law enforcement he had been drinking since 2 p.m. that day, consuming 10 to 12 beers. His blood alcohol concentration was 0.203%.

According to law enforcement officers at the scene of the accident, two injured people were transported to Howard Young Medical Center, one to Ministry Eagle River Memorial Hospital and one was transported by helicopter to another hospital. Doxtator was previously con­victed of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated three times, all in Shawano County.

In other felony cases, Cory A. Ellis, 36, of Merrill, who was found guilty of eight counts of burglary of a building or dwelling Aug. 11, 2008, and was placed on probation for 16 years, was back in Vilas County Circuit Court last week for a sentencing on revocation.

The court was told on or about May 1 of this year, Ellis failed to return back to the Marathon County Jail while on work-release privileges and he was arrested in Sha­wano County May 27.

Last week, Ellis was sentenced to seven years, six months in the Wisconsin Prison System, including two years, six months of confinement and five years of extended supervision, consecutive to any other sentence he is now serving.

While Ellis was on probation, court records indicate he smoked methamphetamines, took a WiFi router from Walmart without paying for it, operated a motor vehicle without a valid driver’s license, removed two vehicles from an automotive dealership in Wausau without paying for them and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of a controlled substance.

Ellis was originally in­volved in a string of burglaries in Vilas, Oneida, Iron, Marathon and Wood counties between October 2006 and February 2007, including Sparks Electric in Land O’ Lakes and Great Northwoods Trading Post in Manitowish Waters.

Curtis L. Hagen, 21, of Lac du Flambeau, pleaded no contest to an amended charge of disorderly conduct, with a repeater enhancer removed. Charges of substantial battery and two counts of misdemeanor battery were dismissed in the plea agreement.

Judge Nielsen withheld his sentence and placed Hagen on probation for 12 months with the following conditions: fined $379, not to possess or consume intoxicants, no taverns, and complete AODA assessment and counseling. Hagen must pay $50 per month on his fine starting Feb. 1, 2014. Any old fines will be added to the amount.

According to the complaint, Hagen was involved in a fight after consuming intoxicants Aug. 6, striking a man in the face and knocking the man unconscious.

Emily L. St. Germaine, 21, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with dispensing prescribed drugs without a prescription, had a preliminary hearing set for Dec. 12 at 2 p.m.

According to the complaint, St. Germaine allegedly gave Gabapentin to another woman for back pain while visiting the Lac du Flambeau School Nov. 5. Law enforcement officers were called to the school when the women appeared intoxicated in the school lunch room.

Rae Ann T. Allen, 32, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with physical abuse of a child-intentionally causing bodily harm and disorderly conduct, both as a repeater, was bound over for arraignment after probable cause was found she had committed a crime. She pleaded not guilty and a pretrial conference was set for Dec. 17 at 11 a.m.

According to the complaint, Allen got on a Lac du Flambeau school bus Sept. 25 and told a 7-year-old student on the bus to leave her children alone. She allegedly flicked her finger at the child’s forehead, causing the girl to jerk back and hit her head on the bus window.

Jonah J. LaBarge, 18, of Lac du Flambeau, had a restitution hearing ad­journed to Dec. 19 at 9 a.m. in Lac du Flambeau. He was found guilty of misdemeanor battery and disorderly conduct Oct. 3. A charge of taking and driving a vehicle without the owner’s consent was dismissed but read in at sentencing. His sentence was withheld and he was placed on probation for 24 months. The accident occurred May 5. 

Tuesday, November 26, 2013 11:39 AM

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