Friday, November 28th, 2014

Add the Appleton Post-Crescent (is that a half moon?) to the list of newspapers that wants to punish State Rep. Jeff Wood by making him write legislation. They found Wood’s car pulled over, with Wood urinating on the highway’s shoulder. He had smashed into a caution sign, which he originally denied to police, and a […]

State Rep. Jeff Wood (I-Bloomer) is hardly the first legislator in Wisconsin to be arrested for OWI. The fun part about making a list is that, invariably, some name will be forgotten, as a conclusive list is so long. In this week’s column for the Waukesha Freeman, I argue a cultural change must take place […]

Sometimes it just takes a little prodding. David Haynes for the J/S editorial board noted my criticism of the newspaper’s weak response to State Rep. Jeff Wood’s arrest and the subsequent editorial became the first in the state to call for Wood’s resignation. Wood and any other legislators with direct experience with drunken driving can […]

“I cooperated fully with law enforcement and will continue to do so throughout the entire process.” State Rep. Jeff Wood The trooper noted damage to Wood’s car, including a flat tire and damaged rim that suggested the car had been driven some distance after the tire went flat. Wood said he didn’t know how it […]

Madison lefty celeb Ed Garvey comments at the GarveyBlog*: You know the rest. Cops approached, checked his car, found two bags of marijuana, arrested him, and gave black eye to Dem majority in the Assembly. Whoa Nelly! Gotta wonder if he got his $88 per diem. * see the things I do for you people? […]

Despite the outrage on the state’s editorial pages about the small penalties handed out to drunk drivers, when given a chance to editorialize on a public figure’s dangerous combination of drinking/driving/marijuana, the state’s editorial boards can only manage a mild “tut, tut.” If any of these editors sat in judgement on the sentence to be […]

State Representative Jeff Wood was not telling the whole truth when he was being interviewed by WAYY-AM. WAYY: Was this first time OWI for you, Jeff? JW: Not exactly. When I was a teenager I got drinking and driving, but it’s been over twenty years. As the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is reporting, and as the […]

The WAYY-AM interview with Jeff Wood the morning after his arrest is available on-line. Part 1 and Part 2. Print this entry

Wispolitics.com has the latest on Rep. Jeff Wood’s arrest for possession of marijuana and drunk driving. According to the arrest report, Wood had two bags of marijuana totalling 4.9 grams and a four-inch pipe. The arresting trooper reporting coming up on a car that was pulled over on Interstate 39/90/94 with its emergency lights flashing. […]

The account of Jeff Wood’s drunken driving. It’s a miracle he didn’t kill himself or someone else. Wood was weaving for several miles as he drove north on Interstate 90 in south central Wisconsin, the report shows. He then drove off the median on the left side of the road and smashed into a yellow […]