Man who crashed vehicle into a snowbank sentenced to probation

A Palmer man who pled guilty to his second OWI charge will spend a year and a half on probation.

Karl Hemmila, 44, was sentenced Wednesday to 18 months probation in Marquette County District Court.  If Hemmila violates his probation, he will have to spend 180 days in jail.  He was credited for seven days served.

Hemmila was arrested by police in February when he lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a snowbank on County Road 581 in Ely Township.