Green Bay man's 18th OWI nets 5-year prison sentence

A Green Bay man convicted of his 18th operating while intoxicated offense was sentenced to five years in prison on Friday, Dec. 10.

Court records indicate 74-year-old Wallace Bowers pleaded no contest to the charges.

Bowers was charged after a January crash in which his truck hit a power pole, knocking out power to the area.

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A criminal complaint states that Bowers' 17 prior OWI convictions spanned more than 20 years from 1988 to 2011. He had a valid driver's license at the time of his 18th offense.