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Vehicle vs. Tractor Crash Results in 5th Offense OWI

November 10, 2009
Sgt. Tim Elve Phone: (608) 284-6155 FAX: (608) 284-6043
Sheriff's Office

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Madison, WI – At 8:14 p.m. Dane County Sheriff’s Deputies, Dane Police, and Waunakee Fire and EMS, responded to a vehicle vs. tractor crash on State Highway 113, one half mile north of Ripp Lane, in the Town of Vienna.

A red Mercury Villager minivan operated by Thomas W. Schmitz, age 60, of Middleton, was traveling south on STH 113 when he rear-ended an International farm tractor pulling a trailer. There were no injuries from the crash. Schmitz was arrested for Operating While Intoxicated, 5th Offense and cited for Following Too Close. Schmitz was booked into the Dane County Jail.