February 05, 2013:  Daily News Release

The following incidents occurred on February 4, 2013: 

Operate While Under the Influence:
At 12:34 A.M., Deputies responded to a vehicle in the ditch in the N1600 block of Honey Creek Road, Town of Clarno. Investigation revealed Carrie A. Stampfli, age 36, of Apple River, IL, was operating southbound on Honey Creek Road when she lost control of her vehicle, entered the east ditch and became stuck in the deep snow. There were no injuries reported. Stampfli was subsequently arrested for First Offense Operating While Under the Influence of intoxicants. Stampfli was also cited for Failure to have Vehicle under Control. She was released pending court. The vehicle sustained no damage and was towed from the scene.
Traffic Crash:
At 12:54 A.M., Deputies, assisted by the Monroe Police Department, responded to a motor vehicle crash on the westbound off ramp from STH 11/69/81 to STH 69/81 (Argyle Interchange), approximately .2 miles east of STH 69/81, in the Town of Monroe. Investigation revealed Jeremy D. Artis, age 20, of Winslow, IL, was westbound on the off ramp when he lost control of his vehicle and entered the north shoulder, striking a traffic sign post. The collision caused moderate damage and the vehicle was towed from the scene. The airbags did not deploy. Artis reported seatbelt use and no injuries. Artis was cited for Third Offense Operating Without a Valid Driver's License, and was released to a valid driver, pending court.
Traffic Crash:
At 11:01 A.M., a Deputy responded to a motor vehicle crash in the W5800 block of Durst Road, Town of New Glarus. Investigation revealed Erika R. Howell, age 38, of rural New Glarus, was operating her vehicle eastbound on Durst Road and left the roadway as a snowplow that was traveling in the opposite direction passed her. Howell struck a culvert and a trash bag, causing minor moderate damage to the vehicle with no airbag deployment. Howell was not injured and reported seatbelt use. The vehicle was driven from the scene.
Traffic Crash:
At 1:09 P.M., a Deputy responded to a motor vehicle crash in the N3900 block of CTH N, Town of Monroe. Investigation revealed Stephen L. Messerli, age 61, of Monroe, was northbound on CTH N when he lost control on the snow-covered roadway and entered the ditch. Messerli reported seatbelt usage and no injuries. The vehicle sustained moderate damage with no airbag deployment. The vehicle was towed from the scene. Messerli was cited for Operating a Motor Vehicle with No Valid Driver’s License. He was released pending court.
At 4:19 P.M., Deputies responded to a traffic complaint that occurred at multiple locations in the Village of Monticello. The Monticello Police Department was busy handling another call at that time, but later assisted. A vehicle operated by Jeremy L. Hartwig, age 25, of Albany, was stopped as a result of the traffic complaint on Main Street, at East North Avenue, in the Village of Monticello. Hartwig was subsequently arrested for Obstructing an Officer, Resisting Arrest, Attempted Battery of a Law Enforcement Officer, Disorderly Conduct, and Fifth Offense Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Intoxicants. Hartwig was also cited for the traffic crime of Operating After Revocation and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Further citations may be issued by the Monticello Police Department regarding the original traffic complaint. Hartwig was jailed pending court.
Green County Deputies responded to five separate reports of vehicles in the ditch throughout the Green County area. In each instance, there were no injuries or damages reported.
GCSD Patrol Deputy Betsy A. Krantz #11

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