Grant Releases

By: News Release
Jan 4th, 2018

On January 1, 2018 around 1:00 p.m.. the Grant County Sheriff's Office responded to the 6100 block of County Road A, in South Lancaster Township for a vehicle that reportedly drove through a lawn and struck a house. The reporting party then stated the truck backed up and left. A short time after the initial call, the Sheriff's Office received another report that the same vehicle drove through another lawn striking mailboxes.  The vehicle then left. The reporting party stated the vehicle was a silver truck. A Grant County Deputy was in the area and quickly responded but did not locate the offending vehicle. A Lancaster Police officer made contact with the victim, while the deputy was searching the area, and located the 2007 Dodge Ram truck with moderate front end damage, at 6302 County Road A. The Sheriff's Deputy responded and spoke to the owner of the Dodge Ram. The Officers discovered the driver of the dodge ram at the residence and subsequently arrested Brian Oyen, age 29 of rural Lancaster, for OWI 3rd, possession of drug paraphernalia. Brian was also issued citations for Hit and run property damage adjacent to highway, failure to notify police of an accident and operating after suspension. During the investigation it was determined the truck did not strike a house but struck several lawn ornaments, birds houses, mailbox and a bird bath.

Milk Truck Rollover Crash
On 01-02-18, at 7:48 a.m. the Grant County Sheriff's Office was notified of a milk truck rollover crash on CTH K near Quarry Road. The investigation shows a 2016 Freightliner milk truck driven by Nicholas Drinkall, 23, of Mabel, Minnesota, was traveling south on CTH K when he fell asleep just prior to negotiating a curve. The milk truck left the roadway, went down an embankment and overturned in a field. Drinkall was uninjured in the crash. The milk truck, owned by Finseth Milk Hauling of Fountain, Minnesota, was a total loss. Assisting the Sheriff's Office at the accident scene was the Lancaster Fire and EMS Departments, Guy's Towing of Kieler, and the Grant County Highway Department.  Drinkall was issued a citation for inattentive driving.