July 22, 2013: Daily News Release
The following incident occurred on July 21, 2013:
At 4:37 a.m., Deputies, Monroe EMS and Juda First Response responded to a motor vehicle crash on STH 11, west of Hartwig Road, Sylvester Township. Investigation determined that a car driven by James F. Perez, 21, of Janesville, was traveling west on STH 11 when a deer ran into the roadway and collided with Perez's vehicle. Perez swerved onto the north shoulder of the roadway then overcorrected and lost control of the vehicle, which slid across the roadway sideways; then went off the south side of the road and overturned onto its roof. Perez was transported to the Monroe Clinic Hospital for treatment of injuries. Perez was wearing a seat belt and no airbags were deployed on his vehicle. Perez's vehicle sustained severe damage and was towed from the scene.
At 6:44 a.m., a car belonging to Benjamin T. Stauffacher, 21, South Wayne, was found damaged in the W8100 block of Smock Valley Road, in the Town of Cadiz. It appears the driver struck a small tree/stump on the north side ditch east of Cadiz Springs Road and continued east for about 150 yards. The occupant(s) fled the scene prior to Law Enforcement arrival. No airbags deployed, vehicle sustained severe damage and was impounded. Stauffacher made contact with the Sheriff’s Department later in the day. Stauffacher stated he swerved to avoid a skunk in the road, stated he was wearing his seat belt and was not injured. Stauffacher was cited for Failure to notify Law Enforcement of a crash and released pending court.
At 1:05 p.m., Nicholas R. Kernen, 25, Manitowoc, was cited for Criminal Operating After Revocation on STH 104, north of STH 59, Town of Albany. Kernen was released pending court.
Patrol Sgt. Robert A. Werren Sr. #8
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