Crash leads to two OWI charges

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Catherine W. Idzerda
Thursday, November 23, 2017

JANESVILLE—A single-car traffic accident has led to two drunken-driving charges.

William R. Young, 41, was arrested on a charge of operating while intoxicated, fourth offense after stopping to help a man he knew who had lost control of his car and was trapped under it, according to a news release from the Rock County Sheriff's Office. Court records list Young's address as 418 Sandalwood Court, Milton.

The man who lost control of his car, Jeremy J. Engen, 29, was arrested on a charge of operating while intoxicated, first offense. He was also cited for failure to have motor vehicle insurance, failure to stop at a stop sign, non-registration of a vehicle and failure to wear a seatbelt. Engen's address was not available.

The charges stem from a traffic crash that took place at 6:36 p.m. Wednesday at West County M and North County H in the town of Fulton.

Engen was traveling east on West County M when he failed to stop at a stop sign, entered a field and rolled his car. Engen was partially ejected and one of his arms was trapped under the car.

Young, who was traveling behind Engen, stopped to help him.

The two men had been drinking at an Evansville bar before the crash.

Engen was extricated from under his car and transported to the hospital with non-life- threatening injuries.

Young showed signs of impairment and was transported to the Rock County Jail. He will have his court appearance Monday.

The Rock County Sheriff's Office was assisted by the Edgerton Police Department, Janesville Fire and EMS, Edgerton Fire and EMS, and Mercyhealth Hospital and Trauma Center's emergency field vehicle, MD 1.

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