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Man facing 14th drunken driving charge

WAUPACA, Wis. (AP) — A 64-year-old man is accused of driving drunk for the 14th time since 1994 after crashing his car in Waupaca County.

A criminal complaint says Daniel Nordell, of Almond, hit a mailbox, a speed-limit sign and a utility pole in Farmington last week before he was arrested.

WAOW-TV says a preliminary breath test found his blood-alcohol content was at 0.17 percent, more than twice the amount allowed by the legal limit, and well above the 0.02 percent level allowed as a result of his past drunken driving convictions.

Nordell’s last conviction came in 2006 in Waupaca County, when he was sentenced to three years in prison and three years of extended supervision.

The maximum punishment for a 10th OWI or subsequent offense is 15 years in prison and a $50,000 fine.

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