On November 11, 2023, at approximately 10:40 pm, a Fayette County Deputy initiated a traffic stop on a Gray 2023 Chevrolet Silverado K150 truck at Klock’s Island Park in Fayette for traffic infractions. After further investigation, it was determined that the driver was Joshua David Diehl, age 43 of Dubuque, and was intoxicated. Diehl was arrested and charged with Operating While Intoxicated 1st Offense (Serious Misdemeanor), Open Container (Simple Misdemeanor), and Excessive Speed (Simple Misdemeanor). Diehl was transported to the Fayette County Jail where he awaits an initial appearance from a Magistrate Judge.
On November 13, 2023, at approximately 12:54am, the Fayette County Sheriff's Office received multiple noise complaints of a truck squealing tires in the town of Clermont. After further investigation, the Black 1991 Chevrolet K1500 truck was located and disabled on State Street with a trailer attached. It was also discovered that the driver was attempting to push the truck and trailer with a Tan 2002 Buick Century Custom. The driver was identified as Michael Richard Stodola, age 41 of Clermont, and was found to be intoxicated. Stodola was arrested and charged with Operating While Intoxicated 2nd Offense (Aggravated Misdemeanor) and Careless Driving (Simple Misdemeanor). Stodola was transported to the Fayette County Jail where he awaits an initial appearance from a Magistrate Judge.
On November 15, 2023, at approximately 11:15pm, the Fayette County Sheriff's Office received a report of a vehicle vs deer accident on Harding Road near F Avenue: approximately one mile west of Clermont. After further investigation, it was determined that Tina Marie Opitz, age 47 of West Union, was traveling west bound in a 2012 Buick Enclave when she struck a deer in the traveled portion of the roadway. The Buick sustained approximately $1500 in damage. No injuries were reported.
On 11-5-23 at approximately 11:36 AM 69 year old Richard Heator was traveling south on Highway 150 near 210th Street in his 2011 Toyota Highlander when he hit a deer. There were no injuries reported and the vehicle sustained approximately $2000 damage.