WASHBURN COUNTY -- The Wisconsin State Patrol Spooner Post says that Andrew J. Ferguson, 29 years of age, from Hayward, WI has been arrested for operating a motor vehicle under the influence, 1st offense, with one child in the vehicle under the age of 16.

According to a news release, on Tuesday, December 28, 2020, at approximately 4p, a Wisconsin State Patrol trooper and a Washburn County deputy responded to a single-vehicle crash on US HWY 63 in the Town of Springbrook, Washburn County.

While at the crash scene, the trooper observed that Ferguson showed signs of alcohol use and impairment. Ferguson was subsequently charged with operating while under the influence of an intoxicant while having a child passenger in the vehicle.

The State Patrol says that no one was injured in the crash.

Ferguson and the seven-year-old passenger were transported to an area hospital to be examined. While at the hospital, Mr. Ferguson consented to a chemical test of his blood, according to the news release.

"Pursuant to the direction of the Wisconsin Supreme Court, as found in Supreme Court Rule 20:3.6, Trial Publicly, you are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty."

Last Update: Dec 29, 2020 9:45 am CST

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