Man convicted of trying to run over Wis. deputy
Suspect says he tried to avoid a DUI
MILWAUKEE — A Dousman man accused of trying to run over a Milwaukee County sheriff’s deputy has been convicted of reckless endangerment of a traffic official.
The sheriff’s department said Friday a jury returned its verdicta Thursday against 31-year-old Paul Lagalbo.
He was convicted on several charges stemming from an incident last June. The criminal complaint alleged that the deputy fired into Lagalbo’s van as Lagalbo tried to run him over.
Lagalbo was hit twice and later was arrested at a hospital where he sought treatment for minor gunshot wounds.
The complaint said Lagalbo told investigators he was trying to avoid a third arrest and conviction for drunken driving.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Lagalbo faces up to 22 1/2 years in prison. Sentencing is set for Aug. 30.