Grant Releases

By: News Release
Apr 12th, 2018

Vehicle in Ditch leads to Two OWI Arrests
On 4/11/18 at approximately 10:57pm, the Sheriff's Office was notified by Crawford County Dispatch of a possible crash on Highway 18 near County Road C. Officers from the Prairie Du Chien Police Department, assisting for mutual aid, were first to the scene. The officers reported a 2010 Dodge Charger with 3 occupants was in the ditch along Highway 18. Prairie Du Chien Police reported all occupants appeared to be
intoxicated. Upon the arrival of Grant County Deputies, it was found that 31 year old Robert Stoeffler, of Praire Du Chien, was operating his vehicle eastbound on County Road C after leaving a nearby business. Robert eventually pulled over on Borah Ridge Road to allow his passenger to take over driving the rest of the way, as Robert stated he felt he had drank more than his limit to be driving. At this time, 25 year old Rachael Millin, of Prairie Du Chien, began driving the vehicle off of Borah Ridge Road and into the parking lot of Captain's Cove Motel. Rachael stated she became distracted during an argument involving a third passenger in the vehicle; this caused her to miss the driveway out of the parking lot to Highway 18 and drive into the ditch. The vehicle became stuck in the ditch on the south side of Highway 18. After performing field sobriety tests, both Rachael and Robert were arrested for Operating While Under the Influence. The vehicle was not damaged in this incident and none of the occupants were injured. The Crawford County Sheriff's Office, Prairie Du Chien police, and Bob's Towing out of Prairie Du Chien assisted at the scene.

One vehicle crash
On 4-12-18 at approximately 7:30 a.m., Devin Kohrs, age16 of Fennimore, was driving eastbound on Mount Zion Road in North Lancaster Township. Devin was trying to get the parking brake light off while driving. Devin left the roadway and his 1997 Chevy truck went down an embankment through a fence. Devin was not injured and his truck sustained minor damage.