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William Lawrence Butcher

Man with 12 DWIs goes to hospital, not sentencing

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On the day he was supposed to be sentenced for his 12th DWI, William Lawrence Butcher was in the Park Rapids hospital.

"My understanding is that he was hoarding pills and took an overdose," said Hubbard County Attorney Don Dearstyne.

Sheriff Frank Homer said the incident is under investigation. "It may have been that (a suicide attempt) but he may have been doing this to get maybe a little added high.

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Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers Hubbard County, courts and breaking news.

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