December 06, 2013: Daily News Release
The following incidents occurred on December 5, 2013:
At 12:09 A.M., Jerry V. Coplien, 22, Orangeville, IL, was stopped for Operating While Suspended (4th offense) on STH 69, at 17th Street, in the City of Monroe. He was released pending court.
At 1:30 A.M., Deputies stopped a vehicle after the vehicle was observed speeding, going into the ditch, and almost causing a crash with another vehicle. Investigation resulted with Garrett J. Nickel, 32, of Janesville, being arrested for Operating While Under the Influence, 4th offense (drug-related) and Possession of a Schedule IV Narcotic. Nickel was cited for Speeding, Reckless Driving, Operating a Vehicle Without Insurance, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Nickel was jailed pending bond or court. The Monroe PD assisted with the case.
At 2:01 A.M., a Sheriff’s Department squad was forced off the roadway on STH 11, west of CTH S, in the Town of Jefferson. The offending motor vehicle was stopped and the driver, Megan Leigh Norton, 20, Monticello, was cited for Passing into Oncoming Traffic, Operating with a Suspended License, Operating under the Influence
(Drug & Alcohol) 1st offense, Underage Person Transport Intoxicants, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of Marijuana. Norton was released pending court.
At 11:50 A.M., Deputies arrested Garret J. Nickel, 32, of Janesville, at the Monroe Clinic Hospital for Disorderly Conduct. Nickel was released on this charge pending court.
Patrol Sgt. Robert A. Werren Sr. #8
“Pursuant to the directive of the WI Supreme Court, Trial Publicity, you are advised that a charge is merely an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty”.