Fayette Sheriff Reports a Pickup/Deer Accident and 2 OWI’s
The Fayette County Sheriff reports some recent arrests and an accident involving a deer.
The accident happened Tuesday (Nov. 3). The sheriff received a 911 call, reporting a truck/deer accident on 255th Street, just north of Alpha. The driver, 32 year old Joseph McMurrin of Waucoma, was found with his truck in the north side ditch. His 1989 Ford Ranger truck was headed east, when it collided with a deer in the road. No one was injured, but there was $1,500 damage to the truck.
In another incident, a Fayette County deputy pulled over a vehicle for a traffic violation, just before 1am on November 1st. The driver, 32 year old Travis Bennett of Cedar Rapids, was taken into custody for OWI-2nd Offense.
Also, at about 12:30am Saturday (Oct. 31), a Fayette County deputy stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. The motorist, identified as 53 year old Penny Hanson of Elgin, was arrested for OWI-1st Offense.
Both drivers were held until their initial court appearances.