A vehicle being driven by a 60-year-old Gleason man swerved to miss a bear and struck a power pole on County Rd. B just before 7 a.m. Thursday morning causing it to snap in half, bringing the power lines down with it. Minutes later, a school bus transporting six students drove into the area and made contact with the power lines. When a deputy arrived on the scene he determined no one was injured and the students and driver were safe. Deputies stood by while workers from Wisconsin Public Service removed the power lines.
A 32-year-old Grafton man was arrested Thursday afternoon on a warrant charge. The man was appearing in Lincoln County Court when a check showed he was wanted by the Milwaukee County Sheriff for failing to appear on a felony charge of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated as a repeat offender. The man was brought to the Lincoln County Jail and held.
The MDA Fall Ride, which is based in Tomahawk and stretches throughout north and central Wisconsin, will be taking place this week. Motorists should be aware of increased motorcycle traffic. Deputies along with other local law enforcement agencies will ensure that traffic laws are obeyed with focused patrols being conducted throughout the week thanks to grant money from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. As a reminder, be cautious as you drive, slow down, buckle up and watch for extra motorcycle traffic.
The number of car deer crashes remains high with eight being reported this past week. On Saturday, a man from California struck a turkey on US Hwy. 8 west of County Rd. Y causing the bird to come through the windshield landing in the back seat of his SUV.