Deputies: Man partially ejected after car went airborne

OWI suspect rolls car, flown to hospital
Deputies: Man partially ejected after car went airborne

A man suspected of first-offense operating while intoxicated crashed his car and was flown to a hospital early Tuesday morning, according to a release from the Sauk County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies were called to County Road H at Glen Valley Drive in the town of Winfield at 3:22 a.m. for a report of a single-vehicle crash.

Investigators said Rusty J. Lincoln, 23, of Wisconsin Dells, was speeding when he lost control of his 2008 Dodge Charger on a curve and struck a guardrail. The car went airborne and rolled before landing in a field.

Deputies said Lincoln was partially ejected and was seriously injured. He was taken to Reedsburg Area Medical Center and later flown to University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison.

Speed and alcohol were factors in the crash, according to deputies.

Lincoln was cited on suspicion of first-offense OWI, driving too fast for conditions, not wearing a seat belt and not having vehicle insurance.

The Reedsburg Fire Department, Reedsburg Ambulance, and Reedsburg Police Department assisted at the scene.