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Appeals Court finds probable cause for Ponsford man's 12th DWI arrest

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A Ponsford man appealing his 12th DWI conviction in Hubbard County has lost his case.

The Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled Monday that there was sufficient evidence to sustain the conviction of William Lawrence Butcher, 49, of drunken driving and Driving After Revocation in July 2010.


Further, the court rules there was no "prosecutorial misconduct" during the trial that prejudiced the outcome of the case.

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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
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