Omro man passes field-sobriety test after crashing car into semi tanker in Washington County

 

Oct. 13, 2017 – Washington Co., WI –  The Washington County Sheriff’s Office responded to a two-vehicle accident in the area of I41 and STH 33 on Friday, Sept. 9 at 10:07 a.m.

The driver of the car, a 27-year-old Omro man, was southbound on I41 in the left lane and collided with a semi-tractor tanker traveling in the right lane.

During the course of the incident the car became lodged underneath the tanker trailer at highway speeds. The passenger in the car, a 30-year-old Oshkosh man, was the only one hurt; he suffered minor injuries from flying glass.

During the investigation the deputy located several items of paraphernalia including a pipe, “snort straw,” scale and a corner-cut baggie with drug residue in it.

The driver passed field sobriety testing, but was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia.

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