Huber inmate, passenger flee from crash reportedly involving alcohol
A Huber inmate on work release and his passenger were injured in a single-vehicle crash that officials believe involved alcohol, according to a release from the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office.
The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office received reports of a crash on County Road P near the intersection of O’Neil Road in the town of Ashippun around 1:30 p.m. Saturday, officials said.
Robert Wiedmeyer, 27, from Oconomowoc, was driving a 2001 Ford truck south on County Road P when he went into the right shoulder and spun counter-clockwise, investigators said. The truck went into the northbound lane of traffic and then into the east ditch where it vaulted and turned over.
The truck hit several trees 9 feet off the ground before stopping, according to the release. Wiedmeyer was injured in the crash and fled from the scene on foot.
Wiedmeyer is a Waukesha County Huber inmate on work release.
A passenger in the vehicle, Ryan Uhrmann, 26, from Oconomowoc, was injured and also fled the scene of the crash, deputies said.
The Flight for Life helicopter assisted police in searching for both men, according to the release. Uhrmann was found a short time later, and Wiedmeyer was found at 3:29 p.m.
Alcohol and speed are believed to be factors in the crash.