New Ulm Man Charged in WI for DWI, Hand-painted License Plates

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(Wisconsin Radio Network/Learfield News Service) A New Ulm man is charged in western Wisconsin not only with drunken driving, but also for having hand-painted, fake license plates on his vehicle.

Cops pulled over 27-year-old Nicholas Layton last Friday night, after he’d been spotted weaving through downtown Chippewa Falls. Layton failed a field sobriety test and his plates came back as not registered to the vehicle – and in fact they were hand-painted on the back of a Hamm’s beer box – but quite realistic.

Layton has a court date scheduled for April 7th.

The case has received national attention.

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