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One thing that jumps out from a cursory look at Wisconsin murderer, neo-Nazi, and white supremacist Wade Michael Page is that he was probably an alcoholic, based upon his multiple convictions for DUI:
- In 1994 Wade Michael Page was convicted of a “Class A Misdemeanor” in Houston Texas County Court, but I don’t have any details on the offense yet
- In 1999 he was convicted of Driving Under the Influence (DUI) in Denver County Court, Denver Colorado
- In 2010 he was convicted of Driving While Impaired (DWI) in Harnett County, North Carolina
In the mid-2000s Page was reported living in the City of Orange in Orange County, California. In 2002 he was apparently ticketed in a traffic stop in Orange County.
UPDATE 8/7/12: Looks like my prediction based on Page’s criminal record was correct. It’s now being reported that his 1998 discharge from the United States Army was in part based upon a pattern of behavior which included his being drunk on duty. This raises the question of whether and what the armed forces do regarding alcoholics in their ranks. I don’t have a clue. Maybe there are great programs or maybe they just kick them out without treatment and a chance for rehabilitation; or maybe somewhere in between. Either way, it’s an important question that should be asked and explored….because maybe a different response by the Army could have changed his life and saved the lives of people in Oak Creek, Wisconsin in the process.