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They got drunk on air to prove a point


January 3, 2020

Jana Peterson

Carlton County deputy Rob Lucas (left) and Fond du Lac police officer Nils Hansen pose with their volunteer Scott Boedigheimer, following the Safe and Sober show at WKLK radio Friday.

The scene at the WKLK radio station last Friday morning looked more like a bar at closing time than an early-morning radio show.

Partially emptied bottles of vodka, rum and beer sat on a table outside the studio, drunk by three now-intoxicated volunteers under the supervision of close to a dozen police officers and radio station staff.

Josh Widdes had been at the radio station since 5:45 a.m., drinking and taking tests every half-hour to determine how impaired he was. With his larger frame, Widdes seemed relatively sober three hours later. But Scott Boedigheimer insisted he was in better s...

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