Winneshiek Releases

By: News Release
Jul 28th, 2020

Date: 7/25/2020
Time: 1:14 am
Incident/Charge: Operating while under the influence
Location: County Road A14 in Fremont Township

Person: Jeffrey Whalen
Address: Cresco, Iowa
Age: 35

Incident Details: Jeffery Whalen was arrested and booked into the Winneshiek County Jail for operating while under the influence.

Date: 7/24/2020
Time: 10:52 am
Location: 350th Street in Burr Oak Township
Total Property Damage: $240,000

Driver: James Six
Address: Ainsworth, Iowa
Age: 68
Vehicle: 2017 Semi Tractor Trailer

Accident Details: Six was traveling north bound on Highway 52 and was in the turning lane attempting to go around a passenger car that was also north bound and slowing to turn left. The passenger car then abruptly attempted to make a right turn onto 350th Street. Six avoided the collision with the passenger car but ended up rolling into the north ditch on 350th Street. Six was transported by ambulance. Mabel Fire, Decorah Fire, Winneshiek Ambulance, Winneshiek County Emergency Management, Iowa State Patrol and Winneshiek County Engineer’s Office assisted the Sheriff’s Office with the emergency response. Several other private entities assisted with the recovery at the scene. 350th Street was closed for several hours.