9 / 2 Man Crashes Car into Vacant Home

The Labor Day weekend saw Washington County Sheriff Deputies respond to two accidents that resulted to minor injuries. The first accident was reported Friday afternoon at twelve twenty. According to witnesses, a northbound Washington County Taxi driven by a 61 year old City of West Bend man entered the intersection at Highway 45 and Badger Road without slowing down and against a red light. It collided with a westbound van driven by a 56 year old West Bend woman. There were also two passengers in the taxi. One was a 48 year old Village of Kewaskum woman and the other was a 26 year old Town of Farmington woman. Both were transported to be medically checked out. A citation was issued to the taxi driver for Failure to Obey a traffic Signal. The second crash was reported Sunday  night at about eleven forty five pm, A 21 year old West Bend man left the roadway and struck a vacant home under construction at 7211 North River Road. According to Lieutenant Schulteis, the driver was heading north River Road when he failed to negotiate the curve and continued north. His vehicle slightly struck a WE energies power pole and then continued until it hit the house .The rear of the house along the south side was struck putting a ten by ten foot hole in the wall. The house is structurally sound according to contractors who inspected the house. There are no electrical or natural gas issues with the damage.  The Contractor estimates that it will cost about ten to fifteen thousand dollars to fix the house. The 21 year old driver was arrested on a first offense OWI.
 
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