Clipped From The Rhinelander Daily News
CHICAGO MARS CAR HITS POLE; PAYS$50 FINE Ed Cunnea, Arrested This Morning, Pleads Guilty to Drunk Driving. Pleading guilty to a charge of driving while drunk, Ed Cunnea, formerly of Three Lakes but now i a Chicago resident, was fined $50 ! and costs by Judge H. F. Steelej in county court this morning. • Cunnea was arrested by County Traffic Officer Clifford Guilday about 3 o'clock this morning at a roadhouse just north of Rhinelander Rhinelander on Highway 17, after city police had traced his car to the roadhouse which is outside the city limits. City officers called the county officer to make the arrest because the motorist motorist got "over the line" before they could apprehend him. The city police were called to the north end of Eagle street after Cunnea's Cunnea's car struck a telephone pole near the Thunder Lake Lumber company office. They were given the license number of the car involved involved in the mishap and traced the vehicle to the roadhouse. In court today Cunnea told Judge Steele he thought the telephone pole was a tree and therefore had not reported the accident. His car. a new model, was not badly damaged. damaged. Cunnea said ice on the street caused his car to skid at the corner corner near the Thunder Lake plant. Judge Steele asked Officer 'Guilday 'Guilday to investigate the possibility of moving the telephone pole, which has frequently been struck by cars which failed to make the turn at the north end of Eagle street.