Lincoln County Sheriff’s reports
A 63-year-old Ringle man was taken into custody Tuesday evening after deputies investigated a crash in the Town of Pine River at 8:30 p.m. The male drove off the roadway and became stuck. He was cited for a first offense of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.
Several reports of vehicles sliding off the roadway were received on Wednesday starting at around 5:30 a.m. Traffic on southbound US Hwy. 51 was slowed for hours after a truck pulling a trailer left the roadway and overturned. The driver was not hurt in the crash. Deputies were on the scene for almost three hours until the vehicle was removed.
A 24-year-old Merrill man was arrested Friday afternoon for violating terms of his probation. A deputy stopped the vehicle the man was driving on E. Main Street in Merrill as he knew he did not have a driver’s license. He was cited for driving on a revoked license and arrested on the hold through the Wisconsin Department of Corrections.
A 27-year-old Gleason man was arrested Saturday evening on a battery charge. Deputies arrested the man at a residence in the Town of Russell.
A 20-year-old Tomahawk man was arrested Sunday morning after a single vehicle crash in the Town of Bradley at 1:22 a.m. The driver displayed signs of impairment and was cited for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated first offense. He was also arrested on a misdemeanor count of bail jumping for violating a bail bond related to drug possession that required absolute sobriety.
A 45-year-old Merrill man was arrested Sunday evening after deputies responded to a report of disturbance in the Town of Pine River at 8:07 p.m. The man was arrested for disorderly conduct.
Over the weekend 18 traffic incidents were investigated where vehicles slid off the road or crashed. An 18-year-old South Milwaukee man was transported by EMS to Aspirus Wausau Hospital after he crashed his vehicle in the Town of Birch.
With the 9-day gun deer season starting on Saturday you are reminded to be aware of county ordinances as they relate to ATV/UTV usage in restricted areas. Other common violations include people constructing permanent stands or using screw in climbing pegs on county owned property. The Recreational Deputy will be patrolling county lands and enforcing these laws and helping to ensure everyone has a safe season. Further you are reminded to check smoke and carbon monoxide detectors at you hunting cabin to ensure they are working properly.
The number of car vs deer crashes continues to increase with 25 being reported this past week.