Grant Releases

By: News Release
Oct 10th, 2018

Two vehicle crash with injuries
On 10-4-18 at approximately 10:55 am, David Foreyt, age 47 of Fennimore, was driving his Dodge Ram westbound on County Q. Thomas Woods, age 56 of Dubuque, IA, was driving a Fed Ex van and pulled out from a driveway in front of David. David struck Thomas's vehicle.  Both vehicles were totaled. Woods was transported by Fennimore EMS for a head injury. Foreyt was transported by personal vehicle for possible injuries. Woods was cited for failure to yield right away. Assisting at the scene was Fennimore Police, Fennimore EMS, Doan's Towing, and Collision Specialists.

Motorcycle crash
On October 4, 2018 at approximately 6:52 p.m., Albert Wharton, age 36 of Lancaster, was traveling west on Hwy 133, just west of Boscobel,when his motorcycle malfunctioned and he lost control and drove off the road. His motorcycle went through the ditch and struck a utility pole.  Wharton was transported to Gundersen by private party. Wharton was cited for not having a valid motorcycle license.

OWI 5th Offense Arrest
On October 8, 2018 at about 7:27 PM the Grant County Sheriff's Office received a call from the Mount Hope Fire Department of a possible  OWI driver. The fire department was restricting traffic along Pleasant Valley Rd east of South Ridge Rd in Little Grant Township as a semi-truck was being recovered from a slide off. While the fire fighters were there, Robert Bausch, 56, of rural Mount Hope, WI drove up to them in his 2005 GMC pickup truck. One of the fire fighters noticed that Bausch appeared to be under the influence of intoxicants. Bausch was told several times to not drive through the scene by the fire fighters Bausch stopped by one of the fire trucks, urinated near the truck, got back in his truck, and despite being told to not drive through the scene, he tried to do so. The fire fighters were able to prevent Bausch from driving through the scene and attempted to block his truck in so he could not leave (after noticing he appeared intoxicated). Bausch was able to get
out around the trucks and left just as the deputy was arriving.  Bausch was eventually seen driving through his pasture toward his house. The arresting deputy located Bausch at his home, 8125 Pleasant
Valley Rd in his pasture near a gate and his pickup truck. The deputy attempted to speak with Bausch and asked him to perform field sobriety tests. Bausch said he would but made an attempt to get back to his truck. Fearing that Bausch would get in the truck and try to drive again, the deputy took Bausch into custody. Bausch resisted, was taken to the ground, and handcuffed. He was arrested for OWI, fifth offense, Resisting Arrest, and he was cited for Disobey Traffic Officer. He was taken to a local hospital for a legal blood draw and then booked into the Grant County Jail.