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April 18, 2014:  Daily News Release

The following incident occurred on April 16, 2014:

OWI / Obstructing:
At 10:51 p.m., the Sheriff's Department responded to a vehicle in the ditch, near 69 Peerless Road, in the Town of New Glarus. The driver, Jonathan D. Murphy, 27, Waunakee, was arrested for Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Intoxicants-2nd Offense and for Obstructing.  Murphy was released pending court.
The following incidents occurred on April 17 2014:
Motor Vehicle Crash:
At 2:20 a.m., Deputies responded to a truck vs. mailbox collision in the N700 of CTH P in the Town of Jefferson. The driver, James A. Bauman, age 65, of Monroe, was traveling southbound when he reportedly fell asleep at the wheel. James' vehicle crossed both lanes of travel and entered the east ditch. After entering the ditch, James' vehicle struck a mailbox. Bauman was wearing his seatbelt and was not injured in the collision. Bauman's vehicle sustained moderate damage to the front driver's side quarter panel, driver's door and front. There was no airbag deployment. Bauman was able to driver the vehicle from the scene. The owner of the mailbox was informed of the damage.
Motor Vehicle Crash:
At 3:22 p.m., Deputies, Monroe FD and EMS responded to a motor vehicle crash in the N5300 Block of STH 69 in the Town of Jefferson. Kristin M. Rufenacht, 28, of Monticello, was operating northbound when several vehicles in front of her slowed/stopped in front of her. Rufenacht attempted to stop, but entered the ditch, overturning. Rufenacht was wearing a seat belt, sustained injuries, and no airbags deployed. The vehicle received severe damage to all areas and was towed from the scene.
Submitted by:
Robert A. Werren Sr.
Patrol Sergeant #8
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