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Man accused of trying to run over man on bike pleads not guilty in Forest CountySubmitted: 08/16/2017
Man accused of trying to run over man on bike pleads not guilty in Forest County
Ben Meyer
Ben Meyer
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bmeyer@wjfw.com

CRANDON - A Muskego man blew through a stop sign in Laona, then tried to run over a victim with his van last month, according to testimony in Forest County Court on Wednesday.

Nicholas Bland, 41, heard evidence against him on four felony charges.

One passenger in the van driven by Bland talked to police about chasing the victim.

"He had said they got pretty close," testified Forest County Sheriff's Deputy William Hujet. "When I asked him about pretty close, he just kind of said maybe a car length."


Hujet also talked with other witnesses at the scene.

"Here, this car runs a stop sign, they hit the brakes, they're looking, then they see that this vehicle is chasing a guy on a bike," he said.

The victim jumped off his bike and ran away before the van caught him.

Bland had .11 blood alcohol level in the field.

He pleaded not guilty and is free on bond.

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