A former state assemblyman from Chippewa County who has been arrested several times for impaired driving is now accused of altering a prescription. Police in Chippewa Falls say 41-year-old Jeff Wood was taken into custody Monday on a probation hold after he came in for an interview about the case. Chippewa Falls Police Captain John Liddell said they got a report from an investigator with the Veterans’ Affairs Administration, after Wood visited the Chippewa County Veterans’ Clinic. “He had attempted to pass an altered prescription for Schedule V narcotics at a local pharmacy,” said Lidell. “Altered means he legitimately had the prescription, he changed the number of pills on it.”
Liddell did not know what type of medication it was, and said it’s an open case and Wood has not been arrested on any charge. Chippewa County Jail staff confirmed Wood was still in custody on the probation hold as of Wednesday morning. Wood was arrested 3 times for driving while impaired between 2008 and 2009. He did not run for reelection in 2010.
Dan Lea, WAYY