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Man, 70, arrested for 6th drunken driving offense
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MONROE - A Monroe man remains free on a $10,000 signature bond after making his initial appearance in Green County Circuit Court Thursday for sixth-offense drunken driving.

James F. Menehan, 70, was arrested following a one-vehicle accident at about 10 p.m. Wednesday on County J near Grossen Road in Adams township.

He is charged with drunken driving, fifth- or sixth-offense, a class H felony. He faces up to six years in prison and up to $10,000 in fines, if convicted.

His preliminary hearing is Aug. 6.

According to the Green County Sheriff's Department, Menehan's vehicle was southbound on County J when it went onto the gravel shoulder, skidded back across the road, went airborne and rolled several times.

Menehan was taken to the Monroe Clinic by Argyle Emergency Medical Services.

While investigating the crash, deputies learned of a two-vehicle hit and run accident that occurred earlier on County C near Church Road. An investigation determined Menehan's vehicle was westbound when it sideswiped a vehicle driven by Debra A. Probst, 53, Stoughton. Menehan fled the scene.

Probst was not injured. Her vehicle received moderate damage and was driven from the scene.

Menehan was arrested for sixth-offense drunken driving, hit and run, failure to maintain control of a vehicle, driving left of center and failure to notify police of an accident.

Menehan's vehicle received extensive damage and was towed.

As conditions of his bond, Menehan may not possess or drink alcoholic beverages, may not enter businesses that sell alcohol, except for gas stations or grocery stores and may not drive a vehicle without a valid driver's license.

- Brian Gray