December 15, 2013: Daily News Release
The following incidents occurred on December 14, 2013:
At 1:59 a.m., Deputies stopped a vehicle for erratic driving on STH 69, near CTH B, Clarno Township. Jacob J. Clay, 26, of Lena, IL, was cited for First Offense Operating a Motor Vehicle While under the Influence of Alcoholic Beverages. Clay was released pending court.
At 9:05 a.m., Deputies were dispatched to Main Street, near 4th Street, in the Village Brooklyn, for a single vehicle accident. Richard H. Haried, 79, Edgerton, was traveling west on Main Street when he lost control of his motor vehicle on the snow-covered roadway and collided with a power pole. The vehicle sustained severe front-end damage, the airbags did not deploy, and he was wearing a seat belt. Haried declined medical attention and the vehicle was towed from the scene.
At 10:23 a.m., Deputies were called to a reported one-vehicle crash on STH 104, at King Road, in the Town of Brooklyn. A motor vehicle driven by Paul William Stewart, 31, Madison, had been travelling south on STH 104, just north of King Road, when he lost control on the snow-covered roadway. The vehicle went off road right and impacted a metal culvert, causing very severe rear-end damage. Stewart advised neither he nor his passenger were injured and both had been wearing seat belts. There was no airbag deployment. Stewart was cited for Failure to Notify Law Enforcement of a Crash, Operating After Suspension (2nd Offense), and Failure to Maintain Control. Stewart was released pending court.
At 12:33 p.m., Deputies responded to STH 11, at Dill Road, in the Town of Cadiz. Investigation revealed that a non-contact vehicle (black-colored newer Chevy truck) was eastbound on STH 11 when it slammed on the brakes at the intersection of Dill Road and STH 11, coming to a stop. A motor vehicle driven by Michael J. Murphy, 22, of Winnebago, IL, was able to come to a stop in time to avoid a collision. Murphy was not injured and was wearing a seatbelt and no airbags deployed inside the vehicle. A motor vehicle operated by Dawn M. Hills, 42, of Dubuque, IA, was unable to stop in time and rear-ended Murphy's vehicle. Hills was not injured, was wearing a seat belt, and no airbags deployed. A passenger inside Hills vehicle was uninjured and was wearing a seatbelt. Both vehicles sustained moderate damage and were driven from the scene. The non-contact vehicle left the scene prior to law enforcement arrival.
At 5:29 p.m., Deputies responded to the N200 block of Freeport Road, in the Town of Jefferson, for a two-vehicle crash with no injuries. Joseph C Delap, 51, of Dakota, IL, was driving north on Freeport Road, climbing a hill, when he lost control on the snow-covered roadway. Delap struck a cattle trailer that was pulled by a truck driven by Patrick G. Zweifel, 50, of Orfordville. Delap and his passenger were not injured, were wearing their seatbelts and the airbags did deploy. Zweifel was not injured, was wearing his seatbelt and his airbags did not deploy. Zweifel's cattle trailer was full of livestock, but none were injured. Delap's vehicle had moderate front-end damage and was towed from the scene by Don's Towing. Zweifel's trailer received moderate damage and was driven from the scene.
At 5:47 p.m., Erica A. Stocks, 20, Winslow, IL, was cited for Operating after Driver’s License is Suspended in the W9400 block of CTH P, in the Town of Cadiz. Stocks was released pending court.
At 7:00 p.m., Deputies, along with New Glarus Fire and EMS, responded to a one-vehicle crash on CTH N, south of CTH NN, Town of New Glarus. Investigation revealed a vehicle operated by Anastasia K. Werner, 18, of New Glarus, was northbound when she lost control while negotiating a curve. Werner’s vehicle entered the ditch and collided with a fence. Werner sustained injuries and was transported to Meriter Hospital, her seatbelt was used, and the airbag did not deploy. The vehicle sustained moderate driver-side and front-end damage and was towed from the scene. No citations were issued. The snow-covered slippery roads contributed to the crash.
At 8:00 p.m., Deputies responded to the N6400 block of CTH, in the Town of Adams, for a vehicle versus deer crash. Neale A. Tollakson, 64, Argyle, was going westbound when a deer collided with his vehicle. The occupants of the vehicle were not injured. They were wearing seatbelts and there was no airbag deployment. The vehicle received moderate damage and was driven from the scene by the operator.
At 9:22 p.m., Deputies responded to a one-vehicle crash on Argue Road, north of Airport Road, Town of Exeter. Investigation revealed that a vehicle operated by Derek V. Bahr, 17, of Belleville, was southbound on Argue Road when he lost control of the vehicle while negotiating a curve. The vehicle entered the ditch and traveled through a fence. Bahr was not injured, his seatbelt was used, and the airbags did not deploy. The vehicle sustained moderate front and passenger side damage. It was towed from the scene.
At 10:13 p.m., Deputies responded to a two-vehicle crash on STH 69, south of CTH H, Town of New Glarus. Investigation revealed a vehicle operated by Doris L. Gerloff, 39, of Freeport, IL, was northbound on STH 69 when she operated left of center. A vehicle operated southbound by Jason M. Bennett, 32, of Winslow, IL, took evasive action to avoid the crash. Gerloff's vehicle collided with Bennett's vehicle. Gerloff was not injured, her seatbelt was used, and the airbags did deploy. Gerloff's vehicle sustained severe front-end and passenger-side damage and was towed from the scene. Bennett and a juvenile passenger were not injured, seatbelts were used, and the airbags did not deploy. Bennett’s vehicle sustained moderate passenger-side damage and was driven from the scene. Gerloff was cited for Operating Left of Center and released 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”.