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      Stevens Point man arrested for 10th OWI offense

      File photo.
      File photo.
      STEVENS POINT (AP) - A Stevens Point man has been arrested for his 10th drunken-driving offense.

      A Stevens Point Journal Media report says the 38-year-old is set to make an initial court appearance March 10.

      Portage County deputies arrested him Friday about 1:30 a.m. after finding his car in a ditch in the town of Linwood. A judge ordered him held on a $25,000 cash bond pending the filing of formal charges.

      The man was on supervision for his ninth operating-while-intoxicated conviction when he was arrested. His first conviction was in 1994.

      Assistant prosecutor Cass Cousins says the man's blood-alcohol level was 0.27 percent, more than three times the legal limit.

      The man has served four prison terms for drunken-driving convictions. He was also convicted of felony escape.