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Traffic Accidents: Sept. 30, 2014
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Green County Sheriff

MONROE - On Friday:

• Megan M. Fitten, 27, Milton, sustained non-life-threatening injuries after her vehicle left the roadway in the W4000 block of Wisconsin 11, Town of Sylvester. Fitten was westbound when the vehicle abruptly left the roadway, hitting the north ditch line and continuing up the hill, spinning clockwise and coming to rest facing northeast. Fitten was transported via Monroe EMS to Monroe Clinic Hospital for treatment of her injuries. Fitten was arrested at 1:31 a.m. for driving while under the influence of drugs, second offense, and failure to maintain control of a vehicle. Fitten was released pending court. The vehicle she was driving sustained severe undercarriage damage and moderate front-end damage and was towed from the scene.

• No injuries were reported in a two-vehicle accident in the N3800 block of Wisconsin 69, Monroe Township, at 5:14 p.m. Rolland A. Ekena, 76, Elmwood, Ill., was stopped in the northbound lane of Wis. 69 waiting for a vehicle to turn into a private driveway when Ekena's vehicle was rear-ended by a vehicle driven by Olivia M. Huseman, 20, Monticello. Neither party or their passengers were injured in the accident. Huseman's vehicle was moderately to severely damaged, and the Ekena vehicle sustained moderate damage.

• Barbara Woodriff, 69, Monroe, was uninjured in a deer vs. vehicle accident on Wis. 69 at Monroe Road, Town of Monroe, at 11:17 p.m. Woodriff was southbound on Wis. 69 when a deer ran into the roadway and hit her vehicle. The vehicle was moderately damaged and driven from the scene.

On Saturday:

• Two people sustained non-life-threatening injuries in a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Wis. 69 at Washington Road, Town of Washington, at 10:22 a.m. Jaqueline M. Jacobsen, 52, Monticello, was stopped in the northbound lane of Wis. 69 waiting to turn onto Washington Road when her vehicle was rear-ended by a vehicle driven by Charles F. Mrkvicka, 88, Freeport. Jacobsen was uninjured and her vehicle sustained moderate damage and was towed from the scene. Charles Mrkvicka and his passenger Evelyn J. Mrvicka, 85, Freeport, both sustained injuries and were transported to an area hospital via Monroe EMS. Mrkvicka's vehicle was towed from the scene. Deputies and Monticello Fire Department assisted on scene.

• Scott A. Swanson, 55, Wauconda, Ill., sustained non-life-threatening injuries in a one-motorcycle accident on County Y at Wiota Road, Town of Jordan, at 10:27 a.m. Swanson was northbound on County Y when he failed to negotiate a curve and laid down his motorcycle in an attempt to slow down. Swanson was ejected from the bike as it continued sliding north onto Wiota Road. Swanson was transported to Monroe Clinic Hospital via Argyle EMS for treatment of his injuries. Swanson was not wearing a helmet, but he was wearing eye protection. The motorcycle was moderately damaged and towed from the scene.

Lafayette County Sheriff

DARLINGTON - Courtney K. Grosse, 32, Browntown, reported hitting a deer with her vehicle at 7:51 a.m. Sunday on County M, Wiota Township. Grossen reported receiving minor injuries.

New Glarus Police

NEW GLARUS - Jeffrey A. Kempfer, 49, New Glarus, was uninjured in a one-vehicle accident on 5th Avenue at 1st Street. Kempfer was attempting to park his vehicle and hit a set of bleachers. The vehicle then pushed the bleachers into a legally parked vehicle. Kempfer was subsequently arrested at 6:06 p.m. Thursday for driving while intoxicated, first offense. He was also cited for inattentive driving. Kempfer was released to a responsible person. Both vehicles were moderately damaged.