Local News Saturday 5/25/13
Drunken Driving Suspect Had Kids In Car With Him
Fond du Lac Police arrested a suspected drunken driver Friday morning who had his four and six-year-old children in the car with him when he plowed into a parked car and fled the scene. Police say they found the license plate from his vehicle at the accident scene at South Marr and 7th Streets and shortly afterwards the vehicle itself, which had heavy front end damage and the driver’s side airbag had deployed. A few minutes later the 29-year-old Fond du Lac man was seen in another vehicle, but this time as a passenger. During the course of the investigation it was learned that he had his two kids in the car with him during the accident, but they were uninjured. He also had drugs and drug paraphernalia on him. He’s facing a first time drunken driving, hit and run, drug and obstructing an officer charges. He’s being held in the Fond du Lac County Jail.
Drunken Driving And Seat Belt Crackdown In FDL County This Weekend
Law enforcement agencies across Fond du Lac County will be cracking down on impaired drivers and those who don’t wear seat belts this holiday weekend. County Sheriff’s Captain Rick Olig says the enforcement effort is also part of the Click It or Ticket Campaign. He says they take safety belt enforcement very seriously. He also notes that 30 people die every day in the U.S. in a crash involving an impaired or drunken driver. In addition to the Sheriff’s Department, police departments from Fond du Lac, North Fond du Lac, Ripon, Waupun, and the Villages of Rosendale, Oakfield, Campbellsport, Brandon Fairwater, the Town of Ripon, and the State Patrol are involved in the effort.
Reeseville Man Waives Preliminary Hearing
A 32-year-old Reeseville man charged with ten counts of possession of child pornography waived his preliminary hearing this week in Dodge County Court. Adam Rogers allegedly downloaded images from a Canadian website used to evaluate whether those types of images are illegal. An analysis of his computer found the images. According to the criminal complaint he claimed he built the computer from old parts and the images must have been on the hard drive from the previous owner. Rogers is being held in the County Jail on a $100,000 cash bond. An arraignment is scheduled for June 19th.
Construction Work On Highway 41 Moving Right Along
State Trooper Luke Newman says travelers heading north on Highway 41 this holiday weekend will be able to see how far construction work on the six lanes in Winnebago County has progressed. Newman says some cable medium barriers on the highway in Fond du Lac County had to be repaired after a rough winter. He says meanwhile construction on Highway 41 in Winnebago County is progressing nicely. Newman says most of the work should be completed by this July.
Campbellsport Business Park Looking For Business
Campbellsport Village President Patrick Twohig says they’d like to attract more business to their new tax incremental finance or TIF district. He says because their off the main highways that’s a bit difficult. He says one thing they have to offer businesses looking for a location is hard workers, some of whom will be looking for work when St. Joseph’s Convent closes at the end of next year.
Fond du Lac County will actually have a presence in the Village’s new business park. The County will be building a new highway garage in the business park over the next couple of years including a building to store road salt.
Food For Freedom
The Food For Freedom effort starts at the Fond du Lac High School today at 1 p.m. and runs until 1 p.m. Sunday. It’s an effort to break the Guinness Book of World Records record for the biggest food drive. High School Junior Danny Loomans says to break the record they will have to collect about 559,000 pounds of food, but food will be coming from all over. The food will impact about 82,000 people when it’s distributed to food pantries in Fond du Lac, Brown, Outagamie, Sheboygan and Winnebago Counties. The public is invited to drop off non-perishable food items at the high school during the food drive.