TRAFFIC STOP LEADS TO OAR 5TH OFFENSE
On March 27, 2021, at approximately 1:00 P.M., a Grant County Deputy conducted a traffic stop on a 2000 Ford F-350, on Hwy 61 in Fennimore Township, for a speeding violation. The driver of the truck, Mitchell Kellogg, 23 of Boscobel, was the driver. Mr. Kellogg informed the deputy he wasn't sure how fast he was going, due to the speedometer wasn't working. A check on Mr. Kellogg's driving status through Wisconsin DOT, showed Mr. Kellogg's driver's privileges are REVOKED, due to an OWI conviction in May of 2020. Also, DOT showed Mr. Kellogg has been convicted for Operating after Revocation four times since his OWI conviction in May of 2020. Mr. Kellogg faces the following charges: -Operating after Revocation (5th offense) -No Insurance -Defective speedometer Violation. Mr. Kellogg was issued a plethora of written warnings. This matter will be referred to the Grant County District Attorney's Office.
Semi Tractor loses rear duals
On March 29, 2021 at approximately 2:05 p.m., the Grant County Sheriff's Office received a call of a semi-truck that had been struck by a set of dual wheels on 151 near West Lane. Daryn J. Benish (29) of Bagley was traveling south in a 1996 Kenworth pulling a grain trailer for Stelpflug Family Farms. The right rear set of dual wheels came off of the truck, crossed the median and struck a 2017 Freightliner pulling a tanker trailer being driven by Robert G. Kelpine (63) of Racine. Kelpine's truck received moderate damage to the left fuel tank, cab and fender. Kieler Service Center was able to pull the fender away from the drive axle so Kelpine could continue traveling northbound. Benish was able to drive his truck to Kieler Service Center for repair. Stelpflug Farms arrived on scene with another truck to remove the grain trailer