Late crash downs power lines on county road in Delton
A woman is accused of drunken driving after causing a crash in Sauk County that cut power to the area near the crash scene, officials said.
The Sauk County Sheriff’s Office said deputies responded to a report of a single-vehicle crash involving a utility pole at 11:54 p.m. Friday on County Road BD. The crash was about two-tenths of a mile north of North Reedsburg Road in the town of Delton.
Deputies found a Honda SUV in the east ditch against a utility pole, according to the report. The pole was severely damaged and power lines were down. The pole to the south of the vehicle was also damaged. The crash caused a loss of electrical power from the crash scene north to the area of Interstate-90/94.
The driver of the vehicle, Marisa A. Zimmerman, 23, of Tampa, Florida, refused medical treatment at the scene, the sheriff’s office said.
Zimmerman was the only occupant of the vehicle. She was arrested on suspicion of first-offense operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and failure to keep vehicle under control.
Electrical power was restored by Alliant Energy after about 2 hours, the sheriff’s office said.
The Sauk County Sheriff’s Department was assisted by the Wisconsin State Patrol, Lake Delton Fire Department and Dells-Delton Ambulance.