Alcohol Use Believed to be Factor in Single-Vehicle Rollover Crash

Sunday, June 3, 2018 | DrydenWire |


Alcohol is believed to be a factor in a single-vehicle rollover crash near the Washburn and Burnett County line earlier today, Sunday, June 3, 2018, according to a press release from the Wisconsit DOT.

(Press Release) -- On Sunday, June 3, 2018, at 2:09 pm, a Wisconsin State Patrol Trooper responded to a single vehicle crash with injuries and entrapment on Swiss Chalet Road at Spring Lake Road in Burnett County near the Washburn County line.

Vehicle and occupant information:

  • Unit 1: Pickup Truck (1999 Ford F250)
  • Identity: Heller, Raymond Michael, 33 Year Old Male From Siren, WI
  • Injuries: non-life threatening
  • Transported to: Shell Lake Hospital
  • Alcohol Use: Yes
  • Enforcement Action: Yes

The operator and lone occupant of the vehicle, Raymond M. Heller, was extricated from the vehicle by the Shell Lake Fire department. The Trooper on scene was able to detect the odor of intoxicants coming from Heller, and the signs of impairment present led the Trooper to place Heller under arrest for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicants, third offense.

North Memorial Ambulance transported Heller to Shell Lake Hospital where his injuries were treated and an evidentiary blood test sample was taken for analysis.

Heller was to be released to a responsible party after the hospital was done treating his injuries.

Assisting agencies included Washburn County Sheriff’s Department, Shell Lake Police Department, Shell Lake Fire, and North Memorial Ambulance.



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