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DWI charges pending against Wisconsin state trooper

SOMERSET, Wis. -- The St. Croix County District Attorney's office is considering charges against the Wisconsin state trooper who was involved in an accident on Dec. 28 that left a Somerset man seriously injured. The investigation of Trooper Loren D.

 

SOMERSET, Wis. -- The St. Croix County District Attorney’s office is considering charges against the Wisconsin state trooper who was involved in an accident on Dec. 28 that left a Somerset man seriously injured.

The investigation of Trooper Loren D. Johnson, 25, of Somerset, was conducted by the sheriff’s office and was referred to the district attorney’s office on Monday.

Johnson, who is on administrative leave, was arrested for driving while intoxicated causing injury after he was found inside his vehicle in the parking lot of a hardware store near Roberts along Highway 65. According to authorities, Johnson was driving around 3 a.m. Dec. 28 when he lost control of his vehicle on the Highway 65 roundabout at I-94, striking a sign. OnStar service from his vehicle alerted 911 of the crash but Johnson left the scene before authorities arrived. Johnson later called the incident into 911 and when deputies and emergency personnel arrived, they found Johnson inside his vehicle and his passenger, Trenton J. Larrieu, 25, of Spring Valley, laying on the ground unconscious. Larrieu, the wrestling coach at Somerset High School, was transported to Regions Hospital for treatment.

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