Motorists are being reminded to give plenty
of room to snow removal equipment after
a loader hit a vehicle on Monday morning.
The loader was removing snow at the time.
Grant County authorities say John Mowry
of Benton was operating a loader on
Lone Road between Platteville and Cuba City.
Mowry was pushing back high snow banks.
That’s when a vehicle being driven by
16-year-old Dominic Schaefer of Platteville,
stopped for the loader. But Mowry couldn’t
see the vehicle in his mirrors and he hit
the Ford Escape with the loader’s rear tires.
No one has been injured.
A woman from Montfort has been cited for
drunk driving after a one-vehicle crash early
Sunday. Grant County authorities say 51-year-old
Lori Shemak was driving east on County-E near
Stitzer. That’s when she lost control of her vehicle
and it ended up in the ditch. Shemak has also
been cited for driving with a prohibited blood
alcohol content and for failure to have control
of her vehicle.
A woman from Bayside is uninjured after a
one-vehicle crash Sunday evening on Highway-151
at County Highway Double-X.
Authorities say 20-year-old Christie Bailey lost
control of her vehicle when she was blinded by
the setting sun. Platteville Fire and E M S helped
at the scene along with Precision Auto.
And a woman from Platteville is uninjured after
she lost control of her vehicle Tuesday afternoon
on County-B, west of Platteville. Grant County
authorities say Linda Bottomley swerved to the
right and drove into the ditch when a turkey
flew out at her vehicle. Her Jeep Commander
has moderate damage and it was pulled out
of the ditch by her son.