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Good Samaritans detain drunk driver

EAU CLAIRE, Wis (WSAU-Wheeler News)  Eau Claire Police said some Good Samaritans helped nab a drunk driver whose van struck-and-killed a man who was plowing snow with his A-T-V. The incident happened around 5pm yesterday.

Police said the 74-year-old victim was clearing snow from his home, and was on his street when the van hit him. Police said the 65-year-old van driver stopped to check out his own vehicle and then drove away. Several citizens followed the van until sheriff's deputies could stop vehicle on Highway 312.

The victim died at a hospital. His name was not immediately released.

The incident remains under investigation. Officials said the van driver was booked on possible charges of drunken homicide, fatal hit-and-run, and four-time drunk driving.

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