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Former state senator faces restraining order court hearing

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Former State Senator Randy Hopper
Former State Senator Randy Hopper

FOND du LAC, Wisc (WSAU)  A court hearing is set for Thursday on a request for a restraining order against former state Senator Randy Hopper of Fond du Lac. His ex-wife wants a judge to force Hopper to stay away from her. That’s after he was arrested eight days ago for allegedly getting into a fight with another man at her Fond du Lac County home. Charges have not been filed in the case yet, and sheriff’s deputies are still investigating.

Authorities say the 46-year-old Hopper faces possible counts of domestic abuse, trespassing, and the illegal use of a telephone. He was also arrested for drunk driving. Hopper spent last Sunday night in jail, and was freed Monday after posting a $500 bond.

It was Hopper’s second arrest since the Republican was recalled from office 14 months ago. Last October, he was arrested for drunk driving while coming home from a Packer game – and a jury found him innocent in March.

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