Western Wisconsin News Briefs: Blue River woman charged with kicking jailer in face
BOSCOBEL - A 19 year old woman from Blue River faces a list of charges after allegedly kicking a jailer in the face in Boscobel last night.
Deputies were called a little before 8 p.m. by witnesses who said Eliza C. Kulp was drunk and out of control. A group of people said they were trying to take her home when she became combative and they had to pull over in Boscobel and call for help. Once she arrived at the Grant County Jail, she reportedly started fighting again and kicked the deputy as he was trying to regain control of her. A jailer was also slightly injured. Kulp spent the night in the jail.
The Grant County sheriff's office says two 18 year olds have been arrested for throwing more than 80 water balloons at vehicles. Apparently pedestrians were also targeted. At least three of the vehicles had cracked windshields. The department says any one else who was hit around the middle of the day last Tuesday should call. Deputies say calls started coming in that day about objects which were being thrown from a car on Highway 11 in Jamestown and Hazel Green townships.
A state appeals court reinstated a speeding ticket Thursday against a woman who claimed that she was forced to drive fast because somebody was following her. A Grant County judge dropped a $358 ticket against 47-year-old Tammy Camden of Linden, after she cited a "necessity defense" because she was trying to get away from someone. The Fourth District Court of Appeals in Madison said the defense only applies when a law enforcement officer caused the defendant to speed up. In Camden's case, she could not describe the vehicle that was following her - and there was no other evidence - so the judges said the ticket was proper. It was issued by a state trooper in March of 2012 who caught Camden driving 92-miles-an-hour in a 55-zone.
A truck driver from suburban Chicago has pleaded guilty to causing an Interstate crash in western Wisconsin that killed another trucker. 23-year-old Destry Wilson of Great Lakes, Illinois was convicted of felony negligent homicide. Four other charges were dropped in a plea deal. According to prosecutors, Wilson parked his rig along Interstate-94 without the proper lighting on a July night last year. Another semi came along and slammed into Wilson's truck. The rig driven by 43-year-old Brian Paglusch of Paynesville, Minnesota was engulfed in flames. Wilson was charged after an autopsy showed that Paglusch died from the fire, and not the crash itself. The Dunn County district attorney says he'll ask the judge for probation, and a jail term of no more than six months. Wilson will be sentenced on August first.