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Man arrested for OWI after crashes
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MONROE — An Evansville man was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving after crashing his pickup truck multiple times in the Monroe area July 15, the Green County Sheriff’s Office reported.

Craig A. Stamm, 65, was arrested on a first-offense charge of operating while under the influence of alcohol and cited for failure to notify law enforcement of an accident, hit-and-run to property adjacent to a highway, driving the wrong way on a four-lane highway, driving on a closed road and failure to carry a concealed carry permit.

He is also being referred for a criminal charge of possessing a firearm while intoxicated, said Chief Deputy Tom Moczynski.

The firearm was not used during the incident, Moczynski said.

The arrest of Stamm came after deputies responded to 911 calls from at least 10 people at about 1:30 p.m. July 15. The callers reported seeing a damaged pickup truck traveling the wrong way on Wisconsin 11, Town of Monroe.

Within 10 minutes, deputies located the 2008 Toyota Tundra headed southbound in the N400 block of County S, south of Juda. Deputies conducted a traffic stop and identified the driver as Stamm. Brodhead and Monroe police assisted deputies in the search for the pickup and at the scene of the traffic stop.

Investigation revealed Stamm had crashed his pickup several times that day in the Town of Monroe. First, he collided with multiple traffic barricades while entering a construction zone on Wis. 59 at County DR. He then entered the closed portion of the construction zone where through-traffic is not allowed and collided with more traffic barricades and a concrete slab.

He then drove eastbound onto the closed westbound off-ramp from Wis. 11 to Wis. 59, then drove onto Wis. 11 past the construction zone and into oncoming traffic. He stayed on this stretch of highway until he turned south onto County S, where deputies located him.

Stamm was uninjured. His pickup sustained damage in the crashes and was towed.

“He was issued tickets and then later released to a responsible party pending a court date,” Moczynski said. Court records show Stamm is due in court Aug. 10.