Grant Releases

By: News Release
May 6th, 2018

Traffic Complaint leads to OWI
On May 2nd, 2018 at approximately 10:34pm, the Sheriff's Office received a complaint of a silver Pontiac Grand Prix traveling northbound on U.S. Highway 61 in the southbound lane. It was reported that the vehicle was varying speeds and traveling with its hazard lights on. A Fennimore police officer responded to the call as well for mutual aid. The Fennimore Officer located the vehicle on highway 61 near Wells Lane and performed a traffic stop. The driver was identified as 27 year old Martin Choncoa Sanchez, of Livingston. After investigation, deputies arrested Sanchez for Operating While Under the Influence 1st offense. Fennimore Police and Collision Specialists Towing assisted at the scene.
One vehicle crash
On May 5th, 2018 at around 9:15 pm, Travis Williams age 24 of Livingston, was traveling east on CTH E when he claimed to swerve to miss some deer. Williams spun out of control, struck a stop sign, and went into a field. The vehicle had to be removed by Haase Towing. Upon investigation, it was found that Williams had been cited two prior times for not having a valid license. He was arrested on Operating without a Valid License, 2nd Offense and booked into the Grant County Jail. He was also cited for no insurance and failure to keep vehicle under control.
Driver Passes Out next to Guardrail
On May 6th, 2018, at around 2:55 am, a Grant County Deputy was transporting a person to the jail when he came across a vehicle parked sideways on Hwy 81 near Ellenboro. The vehicle was in gear and running. The driver would not initially wake up, so Fire and EMS were requested. Fire was able to gain access to the vehicle and found Ryann J Udelhofen, age 25 of Lancaster, intoxicated. Ryann was arrested for OWI 2nd Offense. The Grant County Sheriff's Office was assisted by Lancaster Police, Fire and EMS as well as Grant Regional Health Center.