Rockford Scanner™: Distracted Driving & Snow, Leads To 4th OWI Arrest

On March 2nd, 2019 at approximately 12:15am, the Rock County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a report of a vehicle runoff on N STH 26 near mile marker 10 and a male walking in the area. Upon arrival, law enforcement located Daniel Strang, 31, of Sullivan, WI walking approximately .5 miles from where his 2006 Chevrolet Uplander had entered the northbound ditch of N STH 26.

Upon contact with the driver, deputies observed signs of impairment and after administering standardized field sobriety tests, the arresting deputy found probably cause to arrest Mr. Strang for operating while intoxicated. A check through DOT records showed three prior OWI convictions, making this a felony 4th offense OWI.

Investigation of the runoff shows distracted driving and the snowy conditions contributed to the driver failing to maintain his lane of travel and entering the ditch.

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