Grant Releases

One Vehicle Crash with Injury

On July 15th at approximately 11:43pm, the Sheriff's Office was notified of a one-vehicle crash with injuries on County Q East near the intersection of County Road G. After investigation, it was found that Aven Junk, age 16 of Lancaster, was operating a 2006 Pontiac G6 northbound on County Q. The driver came to a left hand corner and drove off the roadway due to dense fog and unfamiliarity with the area. The vehicle left the road on the north side and entered the ditch. The vehicle then struck a mailbox and culvert before crossing a driveway and striking a tree.

The driver and her 15 year old passenger were able to exit the vehicle and walk to a nearby residence to call for help. When Deputies arrived on scene, there was a significant fire in the engine compartment of the vehicle. The vehicle became fully engulfed a short time later. The driver and passenger were transported to an area Hospital via ambulance with non life threatening injuries. The vehicle was a total loss and was towed. Muscoda Fire, Muscoda EMS, and Terry's Tire and Tow out of Boscobel assisted at the scene. The crash remains under investigation.

Drugged Driving, 4th Offense

On July 17, 2021 at approximately 2:50pm a Grant County Deputy was dispatched to a report of a male subject passed out behind the wheel of his car on W Parker St near N Randolph St located in the City of Cuba City. Upon arrival the deputy observed the male, later identified as Blake Gardner, age 31 from Cuba City, passed out in his vehicle on the side of the road in front of his mailbox. The mailbox was open and all of Gardner's mail was strewn in his lap. It appeared Gardner had gone unconscious while gathering his mail. Gardner was awakened and evidence of drug use was present. Upon further investigation Gardner was arrest for Operating While Intoxicated, fourth offense, and Possession of a Narcotic Drug (both felonies). After medical clearance at Southwest Health Center, Gardner was transported to the Grant County Jail where he remains without bond.


Two vehicle crash results in OWI arrest

On July 17, 2021 at approximately 5:45 pm, the Grant County Sheriff's Office received a report of a two vehicle crash on Hwy 61 at British Hollow. Claudia Dorsch, 54 of Dubuque IA was northbound on Hwy 61in her 2017 Dodge Caravan. Dorsch signaled and slowed to turn left onto British Hollow Rd. Ondre Hill, 27 of Platteville was northbound on Hwy 61 behind Dorsch in his 2012 Honda Crossover. Hill did not recognize Dorsch was turning until it was too late. Hill crashed into the rear of Dorsch with the front of his vehicle. Hill was cited for OWI 1st, fail to maintain control and no insurance. John Richardson, 29 of Chicago was a passenger in the Hill vehicle. Richardson was cited for possession of marijuana. Grant County Sheriff's Office was assisted on scene by the Dickeyville Police Department and Arrow Towing of Lancaster.

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