Lincoln County Sheriff’s Report: Dec. 21, 2020
As reported by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Monday, Dec. 21:
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is participating in the program Drive Sober or Get Pulled over. The Wisconsin DOT reports that every three hours in Wisconsin someone is injured in an alcohol-related crash. In 2019, there were 6,058 alcohol-related crashes that injured 2,918 people and resulted in 140 deaths. About one quarter of all fatalities in Wisconsin were alcohol related in 2019, and law enforcement arrested 23,803 people for driving while impaired. This program is not about citing motorists. It’s about public safety. We can all have a safer holiday if we just slow down, wear our seat belts, and drive sober. This campaign runs through New Year’s Day.
An 18-year-old man from Lemont, Ill., was stopped and cited for speeding on Friday evening when a deputy observed him travelling 100 MPH on USH 51 near Lincoln Dr.
A Tripoli man, 69, was cited early Sunday morning for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. A deputy stopped the man in the Town of Bradley at US Hwy. 8 and County Rd. Y at 1:09 a.m. for lane deviation.
A 23-year-old man from Hanover Park, Ill., was stopped and cited for speeding on Sunday evening when a deputy observed him travelling 90 MPH on USH 51 near Lincoln Dr.
Five people reported striking deer last week. A Utah man struck and killed a bear cub Friday evening. A deputy came across that crash, which occurred on US Hwy. 51 north of State Rd. 64 in the Town of Pine River early Friday.