Marinette Will Hire Lawyer Over Mayors OWI

7/16/11 – City officials in Marinette will hire an attorney to respond to any legal complaints that might be filed against Mayor Robert Harbick. The 68-year-old Harbick was recently convicted of his first drunk driving offense, with a blood alcohol content more than three times the legal limit. Some aldermen in Marinette have called for the mayor to step down, but Harbick refuses to do so. His second term ends in almost nine months. The City Council told its personnel committee last night to consider hiring an attorney to deal with complaints that arise. Harbick said he had a few drinks at home on July second before he went to a taco restaurant, and then slammed his car into traffic light pole. He was fined almost 900-dollars, lost his drivers’ license for nine months, and was ordered to breathe into a sobriety tube to start his vehicle for nine months after that.