Driver arrested in crash that closed US 151 for 7 hours Sunday

CALAMUS, Wis. — Dodge County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a driver Sunday after a crash that shut down traffic on US 151 for seven hours.

Deputies were called to the area of US 151 just north of East Salem Road at around 2:05 p.m. after a report of a rollover crash. Crews arriving on scene found damaged power lines laying across the highway.

A 55-year-old Madison man was taken to a local hospital and later arrested for operating while intoxicated. Officials said a semi truck and two other vehicles were damaged in the crash after power lines fell on them.

Adams Columbia Electrical Cooperative worked to repair the power lines. The road was reopened just after 9 p.m.

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