FOND DU LAC, Wis. (WHBL) - Former state Senator Randy Hopper of Fond du Lac has pleaded innocent to driving drunk while returning from a Green Bay Packers’ game he attended on October 16th. The 45-year-old Hopper was supposed to appear yesterday in Fond du Lac County Circuit Court, but he submitted his plea in writing – and that prevented the need for a court hearing. Hopper was arrested for first-time O-W-I and driving to the left of a center-line. According to the Fond du Lac Reporter, witnesses said a driver who resembled Hopper passed an S-U-V on a two-lane road on Highway 151 – and he then swerved and almost ran into an oncoming vehicle. One witness followed the vehicle to a Fond du Lac grocery store. And when Hopper left the store, he reportedly denied to the officer that he had been drinking –When asked again, officers said he admitted having two beers at the Packer game. A few hours later, authorities said Hopper still had a blood alcohol level above the minimum point-zero-eight for drunk driving. Hopper was one of two state senators recalled this summer over their votes in favor of the new limits on public union bargaining. He lost to Democrat Jessica King in August.
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