Charges are filed against a police officer from Wausau. The Shawano County District Attorney has decided to file attempted homicide charges against a Wausau police officer alleged to have intentionally caused a crash that injured his wife.
The charges are against 45 year-old Chueng Lee, a 15-year veteran of the Wausau Police Department and the department's first Hmong officer. Lee and his wife, 40 year old Chao Lee, remain hospitalized in Green Bay. Lee told investigators that he swerved to avoid a deer and slammed into a bridge abutment in the September 18 crash. Chao Lee had filed for divorce in March of this year, and divorce proceedings are ongoing.