January 03, 2014: Daily News Release
The following incidents occurred on January 2, 2014:
Deputies investigated a two-vehicle crash that occurred at approximately 6:10 A.M. on CTH S at STH 11/81, Town of Jefferson. Investigation revealed Billy L. Ellsworth, age 28, of Brodhead, was traveling southbound on CTH S when he lost traction, failed to stop, and rear-ended a second vehicle that was also southbound. The second vehicle was driven by Robert L. Wunschel, age 73, of Juda. No injuries were reported and both were wearing their seatbelts. Both vehicles sustained minor damage, with no airbag deployment, and were driven from the scene by the operators. Ellsworth was cited for Criminal Operating After Revocation, Failure to Maintain Control, and No Insurance. He was released pending court.
Vehicle vs. Deer Crash:
At 5:34 P.M., a Deputy responded to a vehicle vs. deer crash in the N8700 block of Sandy Hook Road, Town of Brooklyn. Investigation revealed Michelle A. Stauffacher, age 47, of Albany, was northbound on Sandy Hook Road when a deer entered the roadway and collided with her vehicle. Stauffacher and her passenger were wearing seat belts and were uninjured. Stauffacher's vehicle sustained severe front-end damage with no airbag deployment and was later towed from the scene.
Operate Under the Influence:
At 5:59 P.M., a Deputy stopped to check on a vehicle stopped in the middle of the roadway in the W1000 block of CTH F, Town of Decatur. Investigation resulted in the arrest of Ryan M. Richardson, age 29, of Brodhead, for Second Offense Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of intoxicants. He was released to a responsible party pending court.
GCSD Patrol Deputy Betsy A. Krantz #11
“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”.