Former Wisconsin State Sen. Randy Hopper (R) was arrested for operating a vehicle while intoxicated Sunday after someone complained to the Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Department that his black Suburban was “all over the road.”
When deputies caught up with Hopper in the Festival Foods parking lot, there was a single passenger car, 25-year-old mistress Valerie Cass, a former lobbyist who was given a job by Gov. Scott Walker’s (R) administration under suspicious circumstances.
“The person who called it in followed (the SUV) into the parking lot because they obviously wanted something done since he (Hopper) was all over the road,” Chief Deputy Mark Strand told FDLReporter.
Hopper was arrested after failing field sobriety tests. He refused to take a breath test.
Hours later, the former state senator did take a preliminary breath test (PBT) while cooling his heels on a 12-hold in a jail cell. Strand would only say that the results were over .08 legal blood alcohol limit.
If found guilty, Hopper could have his license revoked and have to pay a fine.
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