Lincoln County Sheriff’s Report: Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020

As reported by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Sunday, Feb. 9:

A Wausau man, 30, was arrested Monday afternoon after leading deputies on a high speed chase on US Hwy. 51 near Irma just after 3 p.m. The driver was charged with felony fleeing an officer. An officer specially trained to evaluate drug influenced drivers indicated the man was under the influence of drugs. A citation for driving while impaired is pending until blood tests are returned.

A deputy arrested a Gleason man, 30, Tuesday afternoon following a traffic stop. The deputy learned the driver was operating on a revoked driver’s license. A check also showed the man had two misdemeanor bonds in Lincoln County Court. He was arrested on those two counts of bail jumping.

Deputies assisted the Wisconsin State Patrol on Wednesday afternoon after two men fled a traffic stop south of Tomahawk. Deputies responded to the area of US Hwy. 51 at County Rd. S, where the trooper had located the men after they fled. The two men, a Tomahawk man, 29, and a Merrill man, 22, were both wanted for violating the terms of their probation. Another passenger, a Merrill woman, 22, was also arrested for violating the terms of her probation. The Wisconsin State Patrol was handling additional charges.

A Rhinelander woman, 33, was arrested Wednesday evening on a charge of battery in the Town of Skanawan.

Two women were arrested following a traffic stop Thursday evening in the Town of Pine River. A deputy stopped the vehicle on US Hwy. 51 near State Rd. 64 for having expired plates. The K9 Vali from the Tomahawk Police Department responded to the scene and indicated to the odor of illegal drugs in the vehicle. During a search, bath salts and a pipe commonly used to smoke methamphetamine were found. A Weston woman, 19, was arrested for possessing illegal hallucinogens and for violating the terms of her probation. A passenger, a Wausau woman, 32, was also arrested for violating the terms of her probation.

A Merrill man, 33, was cited Saturday evening for operating an ATV while intoxicated. The Rec. Deputy stopped the man on Lone Pine Rd. in the Town of Merrill after he observed him driving his ATV westbound in the eastbound lane of traffic.

Sunday’s snowfall led to over 20 traffic related incidents during a four-hour time frame. Many of the incidents involved vehicles leaving the roadway and rolling over. At least two semi-trucks jackknifed. US Hwy. 51 was closed for two hours on the north side of Merrill, causing traffic to be routed through the City of Merrill. No injuries were reported.

Four people reported striking deer this past week.

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