Sheriff: Man driving impaired suffers internal injuries in crash

23-year-old lost control, slid backward into tree, according to report

Published On: Nov 16 2013 06:11:03 PM CST   Updated On: Nov 16 2013 06:13:50 PM CST
MADISON, Wis. -

A 23-year-old was hospitalized with internal injuries he suffered in a crash while driving impaired Saturday morning, according to the sheriff's department.

The Rock County Sheriff's Department said Christopher Groleau, of South Beloit, Ill., was driving east on Stateline Road between Gateway Drive and Willowbrook Road at about 7:57 a.m. when he lost control of his Chevrolet Cobal. The car slid backward and struck a tree. 

Groleau had to be extricated from the car and was taken to Mercy Hospital, according to a report.

The sheriff's department said Groleau was cited on suspicion of operating while intoxicated, driving too fast for conditions and not wearing a seat belt.

Groleau has internal injures and was listed as "guarded" at the hospital, according to the report.