Grant Releases

By: News Release
Dec 4th, 2017

Two vehicle crash caused by unlit implement of husbandry.
On November 29th, at approximately 4:17 p.m., the Grant County Sheriff's Office took a report of a two vehicle crash on Hwy 80. At dusk Dale Murphy, 60 of Hazel Green was southbound on Hwy 80 in his 2003 Dodge Ram pickup. Dale slowed abruptly to avoid rear-ending a tractorpulling a manure spreader. The tractor did not have lights or a slow moving vehicle sign. Murphy was able to avoid colliding with the rear of the spreader. Collin Price, 19 of Dodgeville was southbound on Hwy 80 in his 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt. Price saw Murphy's brake lights come on when he slowed for the unlit implement of husbandry. Price was unable to avoid colliding with Murphy. Price struck the rear of Murphy's vehicle with the front driver's side of his vehicle. Price was treated for minor injuries while on scene. The tractor did not yield for the crash and it is unknown if the operator of the tractor knew the crash occurred. Grant County was assisted on scene by Wisconsin State Patrol, Cuba City Police Department, and Cuba City EMS.

On December 1, 2017 at 8:25 A.M., a Grant County Sheriff's Deputy conducted a traffic stop on a 2016 Ford Explorer for a speeding violation on Cth G in Castle Rock Township. The vehicle was being driven by Trapper Brown, age 33 of Boscobel. As the deputy was speaking with Mr. Brown and his wife, Melinda Brown, age 30 of Boscobel, about the speeding violation, the odor of marijuana was present coming from the passenger compartment. The deputy addressed the odor with Mr. and Mrs. Brown, which both denied having any contraband the vehicle.  Mrs. Brown then admitted she threw a marijuana cigarette out the window as they passed the deputy. A search of the vehicle was conducted and Mrs. Brown did admit to having some additional contraband. The deputy seized a smoking device, a marijuana grinder, and marijuana belonging to Mrs. Brown. No additional contraband was discovered. Mr. Brown was cited for speeding while Mrs. Brown was cited for
Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Littering.

1 Vehicle Rollover
On December 2, 2017, at 7:06 a.m. the Grant County Sheriff's Office was notified of a one vehicle crash on USH 18 near Annaton Road. The investigation shows a 2001 Pontiac Montana was traveling east on USH 18 when the driver fell asleep. The vehicle left the roadway, hit an embankment and rolled several times before coming to rest in a field. The driver, Franklin Swan, 17, of Wauzeka, was transported to Grant Regional by Montfort EMS. The passenger, Christine Ohlhauser, 43, Wauzeka, was extricated from the vehicle by the Fennimore Fire Department and Jaws Unit. She was then transported to Grant Regional by Fennimore EMS and later airlifted to UW Hospital and Clinics by Med Flight. The crash remains under investigation. Assisting the sheriff's office were units from the Fennimore Fire, EMS and Jaws, Montfort EMS, Lancaster Fire, EMS and Police. Doan's of Fennimore removed the vehicle from the accident scene.