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Hearing set for troubled Wisconsin lawmaker (3:31 p.m. 1/14/10)

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — An Assembly ethics committee has set a public hearing to consider possible punishment for a troubled lawmaker.

Rep. Jeff Wood, a Chippewa Falls independent, has been arrested three times over the last 13 months for driving under the influence. The Assembly panel is considering what internal punishment to recommend to the full body. Wood could face a reprimand, censure or expulsion.

Rep. Mary Hubler, a Rice Lake Democrat, leads the committee. She set the hearing on the matter for Feb. 17.

Wood asked Hubler on Jan. 5 for 60 days to prepare for the hearing, saying he hadn’t hired an attorney yet. He didn’t immediately return a message left at his Capitol office.

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