December 26, 2013: Daily News Release
The following occurred on December 25, 2013:
At 10:15 AM, Deputies responded to a two-vehicle crash on STH 69, near Cemetery Road, Mt. Pleasant Township. Investigation revealed that a car, driven by Dennis P. Dalton, 55, Monroe, was traveling north on STH 69 when a pickup truck, driven by Walter R. Goudy, 59, of Monroe, attempted to pass Dalton’s vehicle on the right. Goudy lost control of his truck on the snow/ice-covered roadway and slid into Dalton’s vehicle as it was attempting to pass. Goudy’s vehicle then slid off the west side of the roadway and overturned onto its roof. Both Dalton and Goudy were wearing safety belts and were uninjured. Dalton’s vehicle sustained minor damage without airbag deployment and was driven from the scene. Goudy’s vehicle sustained moderate to severe damage without airbag deployment. Goudy’s vehicle was towed from the scene. Goudy was cited for Operating a Vehicle without a Valid Driver’s License and Driving Too Fast for Conditions.
At 6:41 PM, Deputies responded to the N2400 block of Bethel Road, Clarno Township, for a one-vehicle crash. Sheri L. Heimann, 45, of Monroe, was eastbound when she lost control of her vehicle due to ice on the roadway. The vehicle entered the ditch and struck a culvert. Heimann and her passengers were all wearing safety belts. A 13-year-old passenger sustained very minor injuries. The vehicle sustained moderate damage without airbag deployment. The vehicle was driven from the scene.
Deputies were called to the W3800 block of Nye Road, Exeter Township, for a vehicle in the ditch. Investigation revealed that vehicle was traveling westbound and the operator lost control. The vehicle entered the ditch and became stuck. The driver then fled the scene on foot. The driver was located hiding in a barn. The operating was identified as Rodney K. Crooks, 43, of Monticello. Crooks was cited for 1st Offense Operating While Intoxicated and Failure to Maintain Control of a Vehicle. Crooks was arrested for Obstructing.
Deputy Andrew T. Kulas #17
“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”.