Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Reports
Traffic was heavy on USH 51 throughout the day on Memorial Day, Monday May 27. Two crashes were investigated, which slowed traffic at times. A truck carrying potatoes had its load shift causing hundreds of potatoes to spill out onto the on ramp leading to USH 51 from State Rd 64.
State Road 64 in the Town of Corning was closed for nearly five hours last Tuesday, after a semi carrying cartons of milk rolled over near Leafy Grove Rd at 3:30 a.m. The driver of the vehicle, a 45-year old Merrill man, refused medical transport.
A 31-year old Wausau man was arrested early Thursday morning on a warrant charge for a probation violation issued by the Wisconsin Dept. of Corrections.
A 39-year old Edgar man was injured and cited after he crashed his ATV Friday morning north of Tomahawk. The man was transported by Oneida County Med 4 to Ascension Sacred Heart, he was cited for several offenses including operating an ATV while intoxicated.
A 28-year old Tomahawk man was injured and cited after a single vehicle rollover Saturday morning in the Town of Bradley. The crash occurred about 2:20 a.m. on US Hwy 8 near US Hwy 51. The driver was transported by Tomahawk EMS to Ascension Sacred Heart for treatment of non-life threatening injuries, He was cited for a first offense of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant.
Eleven deer crashes were reported last week, almost triple the previous week. A Rhinelander woman struck a turkey north of Tomahawk on US Hwy 51 Thursday afternoon, her vehicle needed to be towed from the scene.