The Fond du Lac Reporter reported online this morning that Former State Senator Randy Hopper was arrested yesterday and charged with drunken driving.
According to the Reporter, officers from the Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Department responded on Sunday afternoon to reports of a black Suburban driving “all over the road.” The driver of the Suburban, Randy Hopper, was arrested and spent 12 hours in the Fond du Lac County jail. He was released early this morning.
Dispatch logs list one of the passengers in the car as Valerie Cass, age 25.
Hopper lost a recall election earlier this year to Jessica King. The successful recall effort against Hopper was given a boost when Hopper’s wife publicly agreed to sign the petition against then-Senator Hopper. She told petitioners that Hopper was no longer living with her and that he was living in Madison with his girlfriend.
That girlfriend is believed to be Valerie Cass, age 25. Emails between Hopper and Cass released during the recall campaign show Hopper assisted Cass in securing a high-paying state government job early in 2011.