Police: Fitchburg man in custody for crashing into mailboxes, power pole, cemetery headstones

Police: Fitchburg man in custody for crashing into mailboxes, power pole, cemetery headstones

A Fitchburg man was taken into custody Tuesday after a crash that caused damage to mailboxes, a power pole and cemetery headstones.

According to a news release from the Poynette Police Department, an officer responded to a one-vehicle accident by Highway 51 and Tomlinson Road at about 3:05 a.m. on Saturday.

Police did not find the driver at the scene, as the vehicle was unoccupied.

The release said the driver caused significant damage to mailboxes, a street sign, a power pole and fencing for Hillside Cemetery, along with a number of headstones.

Officials said Kyle Nelson, 36, of Fitchburg, was later taken into custody as a result of the crash.

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