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Traffic Accidents: July 6, 2011
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Monroe Police

MONROE - Injuries were reported during a one-vehicle and bicycle accident at 6:11 p.m. Sunday in the 800 block of 10th Street. Reports indicate that Paul B. Baker, 31, Monroe, hit a bicycle operated by Kent W. Bahler, 48, Monroe. Bahler was transported to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries. Baker was cited for unsafe backing.

Green County Sheriff

MONROE - Injuries were reported during a one-vehicle accident at 5:05 p.m. Friday on Pilz Rd, at Allen Road, in the Town of Cadiz. Christopher G. Karalis, 35, Beloit, was eastbound on Pilz Road when he traveled into a ditch. Karalis was cited for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence, failure to maintain control, and operating a motor vehicle without insurance. Karalis was jailed on a Wisconsin Department of Corrections probation hold.

- No injuries were reported during a vehicle accident at 2:20 a.m. Sunday in the N2400 block of County M in the Town of Cadiz. Reports indicate that Chad D. Knauer, 26, Peoria, Ill., was attempting to turn around when the front of the truck entered the east ditch. Knauer was arrested for obstructing. Knauer was also jailed on two counts of bail jumping and on a warrant issued by the Illinois Department of Corrections. Knauer was cited for operating without a valid license. The truck had minor damage but was towed from the scene.

- Injuries were reported during a two-motorcycle accident at 4:31 a.m. Sunday to the W9300 block of Wis. 39 in the Town of York. Reports indicate that Kelly J. Clark, 45 Beloit, was traveling east on Wis. 39, and was negotiating a curve when her motorcycle hit the gravel shoulder, causing the motorcycle to enter the south ditch. A second motorcycle, driven by Logan T. Stone, 20, Janesville, was traveling behind Clark, when he was negotiating the curve and hit the gravel causing him to travel into the south ditch. Clark received injuries to the face and was transported to Dodgeville Hospital. Clark was not wearing a helmet and was not wearing eye protection. The motorcycle had moderate damage. Stone was not injured. He was wearing a helmet and eye protection. His motorcycle had minor damage. Both motorcycles were removed.

- Deputies were dispatched to a one-vehicle accident at 7:43 a.m. Monday on Argue Road, south of Ward Creek Lane, in the Town of New Glarus, where they found an unoccupied vehicle in the ditch. Reports indicate that Nicholas R. Stuessy, 19, New Glarus, was driving southbound on Argue Road at about 1:30 a.m., when he swerved to miss some raccoons, entered the ditch on the west side of the road and hit a tree. He got a ride home and did not report the crash. The vehicle had severe, front-end damage and was towed from the scene. Stuessy sustained an injury but refused medical attention. Stuessy was cited for failure to maintain control and was released.