FOND DU LAC, WI (WTAQ) - A Fond du Lac jury acquits former state Senator Randy Hopper of first-offense drunken driving charges.
The not guilty verdict was reached Friday.
Hopper had been arrested last October after another motorist reported a driver weaving on the roadway.
Hopper told the court Thursday politics played a role in his arrest. The Republican said his vote to eliminate collective bargaining for most state workers had brought on threats which were made against him.
Hopper lost his seat in a recall election last August which was brought on by that controversial issue.