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Former UW Stout hockey player on probation for fatal accident arrested for OWI

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Jed McGlasson
Jed McGlasson

NIKISKI, AL (WTAQ) - A former UW Stout hockey recruit who helped cause the death of another student two years ago has been arrested in Alaska for drunk driving.

23-year-old Jed McGlasson of Nikiski, Alaska was stopped around 3 a.m. Christmas Eve.

Police said he didn’t stop for a stop-sign – and he was arrested after he failed sobriety tests. His preliminary blood alcohol level was point-078.

Wisconsin officials say McGlasson is on probation until April, after he pleaded no contest to disorderly conduct in the death of 22-year-old Stout student Bradley Simon in September of 2010.

Charges of being a party to felony murder and aggravated battery were dropped in a plea deal. He served 30 days in jail.

He lost a much more expensive case earlier this month, when a jury ruled in favor of Simon’s parents in a wrongful death suit.

The jury said McGlasson and former Stout hockey player Jared Britton were responsible for Simon’s death – and they have to pay $591,000.

Officials say that if it’s determined that McGlasson violated his probation, he’ll have to return to Wisconsin to face punishment.

He now plays hockey at Saint Mary’s in Winona Minnesota.

Authorities said Simon was fleeing from McGlasson and Britton on a bicycle after an altercation at a Menomonie tavern.  While the hockey players were in pursuit, the victim crashed the bike and he struck his head. Witnesses said one of the two defendants had pushed the bike.

Simon died five days later.

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