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Beldenville man gets four years prison for 12th OWI charge

"You seem likable, intelligent and hard working."

Those were the words of Pierce County Circuit Court Judge Joseph Boles as he addressed Ronald Reeverts Monday.

The 46-year-old Beldenville native pled guilty to his 12th operating with a prohibited alcohol content charge in March and was back in court awaiting his sentence Monday.

Yet, as Boles continued, "You have a serious disease."

Friends packed the Courthouse and made statements to the court, asking for leniency, saying Reeverts has been a changed man these last few months.

"What is it going to say to those who have 10 or 11 OWIs that Mr. Reeverts gets a slap on the wrist?" Boles asked to those who addressed the court. "Thirteen convictions for drunk driving are simply not acceptable."

As a result, Boles sentenced Reeverts to four years prison and six years extended supervision upon release.

"The state will not rehabilitate you," Boles told Reeverts. "It's up to you."

For more please read the July 27 print version of the Herald.

Jason Schulte

Jason Schulte is a reporter for the New Richmond News since February 2015. Prior to that he spent eight years at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth. His duties with the News will include covering news out of Hammond and Roberts along with action from St. Croix County court system. He lives in Roberts. 

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