Lincoln County Sheriff’s Report: Feb. 15, 2021
As reported by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Monday, Feb. 15:
A large straight truck traveling on US Hwy. 51 near County RD. Q went too far over onto an ice-covered shoulder, causing his truck to leave the roadway and roll onto its side Monday morning. The road was restricted for over three hours while the truck was up-righted and removed. The driver, a Wausau man, 49, reported minor injuries. While deputies were investigating that crash, a second crash occurred in front of them. That rear end collision was blamed on speed and also resulted in minor injuries.
A Merrill man, 30, was arrested on a misdemeanor battery charge Monday after deputies investigated a disturbance in the Town of Pine River.
A Merrill man, 26, was cited for a first offense of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated Tuesday night after a deputy came across his vehicle in the ditch on County Rd. E near Burma Rd. in the Town of Harding.
One person was injured following a two-vehicle crash Friday afternoon in the Town of Russell. A pickup truck being operated by a Gleason man, 60, was traveling west on County Rd. J when it slowed to turn onto Schielke Rd. and was struck from behind by a westbound beer delivery truck. The driver of the pickup was transported to Aspirus after the crash for non-life threatening injuries. His passenger and the delivery truck driver denied injury. The Town of Russell Fire Department and First Responders also responded; they assisted in closing the road for the two and a half hours it took to remove the trucks.
A Merrill man, 28, was arrested Saturday morning on a warrant charge. A deputy stopped to check on a suspicious vehicle in the Town of Merrill and found the operator to be wanted for violating the terms of his probation.
Ice-covered roads caused problems throughout the week and kept deputies and the dispatch center busy. The dispatch center received a total of 38 calls involving crashes or vehicles sliding off the road. None of those crashes involved animals.