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      Amery police chief arrested on suspicion of OWI

      File photo.
      File photo.
      AMERY, Wis. (AP) - The police chief of the western Wisconsin city of Amery has been arrested on suspicion of drunken driving.

      The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports 55-year-old Thomas Marson allegedly had a blood-alcohol level at nearly twice the legal limit when he was arrested early Sunday.

      The Polk County sheriff's office says Marson's personal vehicle went into a ditch around 11:45 p.m. Saturday, and he reportedly got a ride home.

      A deputy who spoke with Marson at his home shortly after midnight smelled a strong odor of alcohol on his breath. Marson failed a preliminary breath test, and a second after his arrest showed his blood-alcohol level was 0.15 percent. Wisconsin's legal limit is 0.08 percent.

      Marson did not immediately return phone and email messages from The Associated Press on Monday.