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Prison ordered in 10th drunken driving conviction

FRIENDSHIP, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin man who blamed his beer-battered fish fry after he was pulled over the 10th time for drunken driving is going to prison.

A judge in Adams County sentenced John Przybyla to seven years in prison Monday. A jury in February found the 76-year-old Friendship man guilty of felony drunken driving.

The latest conviction was the result of a 2014 traffic stop on Highway 13 in Dell Prairie. A sheriff’s deputy told Przybyla he could smell alcohol on his breath. Przybyla explained that he had recently eaten beer-battered fish.

Judge Alan White told Przybyla the offense is even more aggravating because he had failed to recognize his problems. Przybyla was also sentenced to four years of extended supervision.

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