Randy Hopper, a Republican Senator who was recalled in
August, was arrested for DUI in Fond du Lac this past Sunday. Luckily, this is
his first so his DWI attorney won’t
have trouble getting leniency.
Local police were called to the parking lot of a grocery
store to talk to Hooper, his wife and his 18 year old daughter to talks about
his reckless driving that was reported earlier in the day. The complainant’s
daughter also told police that he almost got into a head-on collision.
Police noticed that Hopper’s eyes were bloodshot and he
smelled of alcohol. Hopper at first denied having anything to drink but later
admitted that he had two beers at a Green Bay Packer’s game. During the field
sobriety test, he seemed unsteady on his feet and was not able to follow
directions. He refused a preliminary breath test, which is often the
recommendation of DWI lawyers.
A dash camera caught Hopper telling his arresting officer to
never run for office.
Hopper, 45, had his 25 year old girlfriend, Valerie Cass in
the car with him at the time of the arrest. Cass later approached his
wife and daughter and began yelling at them.
Hopper can now add DUI to the list of scandals that have
plagued him recently. The impact that this has on his future will be minimal as
long as he finds an accomplished DWI lawyer.