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Posted: Monday, February 6, 2012 4:00 pm

Man injured in rollover crash

AFTON - A Janesville man is in the intensive care unit at Mercy Hospital after the vehicle he was driving rolled over on County Trunk D Sunday evening.

According to Rock County Sheriff's Office reports, Rance J. Gehri, 53, was driving north on County Trunk D approaching the intersection with West Cemetery Road in the Town of Rock at 10:34 p.m. when his vehicle crossed the center line and went into the west ditch. The vehicle hit an embankment at the driveway at 4228 S. County Trunk D, sending the vehicle airborne and the vehicle hit a tree. The vehicle rolled over on its top and Gehri was found unconscious in the vehicle. Janesville Fire Department personnel extricated him and took him to Mercy Hospital in Janesville.

Gehri was issued a citation for Operating a vehicle while intoxicated, second offense, driving left of center and a seatbelt violation.

Man arrested for 4th OWI

ORFORDVILLE - A Watertown, Wis. man was arrested Saturday for operating a vehicle while intoxicated, a fourth offense.

Todd M. Uebele, 51, was also cited for operating a vehicle after revocation and failure to install an ignition interlock device.

The Rock County Sheriff's Office received a report of an erratic driver on State Highway 11 in Plymouth Township at 4:37 p.m. The vehicle was followed to a home at 214 N. Main St., Orfordville where a deputy observed Uebele park in the driveway, according to sheriff's office reports.

When approached by the deputy, Uebele claimed he had been drinking at the residence and hadn't been driving. The hood of the vehicle was warm and Uebele had no explanation for this.

He was taken to the Rock County Jail and a court date was set for March 8.

Tea Party to host candidates

ROCKTON - The Northern Illinois Tea Party has invited candidates for the Winnebago County Board to its monthly meeting set for 6:30 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Greater Rockton Community Center, 302 W. Main St., Rockton.

Candidates will be given a 3-minute period to introduce themselves and 3 minutes to summarize at the conclusion of the questioning.

Attendees will address brief questions to candidates in general or to a particular candidate. Candidates will have a 2-minute limit to answer questions.

Candidates invited include Winnebago County Board Chair Scott Christiansen and his challenger, Mike Castronova.

 

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