Marinette Mayor Loses Driving Privileges Following OWI

7/8/11 – The mayor of Marinette will not be driving for nine months. That’s how long Robert Harbick’s license will be suspended, after he pleaded no contest to his first drunk driving offense. He was also fined 899-dollars. And once he gets his license back, Harbick must breathe into a sobriety tube to start his vehicle for the following nine months. State law requires ignition interlocks for all repeat offenders – as well as first-timers with blood alcohol levels of point-15 or more. Harbick originally denied to reporters that his level was that high, claiming he only had a couple drinks last Saturday. But a breathalyzer test revealed a level of point-225 – almost three times the legal limit. The 68-year-old Harbick drove his car into a traffic light post soon after leaving a fast-food taco restaurant. He’s scheduled to return to court August eighth in the matter. Harbick says he won’t resign, and the City Council president said this week he has no need to quit. His second term as Marinette’s mayor ends in about nine months.