Driver in rollover crash suspected of 5th OWI

Man taken to hospital
Driver in rollover crash suspected of 5th OWI

The driver injured in a rollover crash on Tuesday is suspected of fifth-offense operating while intoxicated, according to a release from the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies were called to Washington Road near Franklin Road in the town of Ashippun at 7:51 p.m. for a report of a single-vehicle crash.

Investigators said Deric Drongeson, 44, of Ashippun, was driving west on Washington Road when he lost control, went into a ditch and rolled it over. He was extricated by Ashippun firefighters and taken to Summit Aurora Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Drongeson was arrested on suspicion of fifth-offense operating while intoxicated.

Police from Neosho, Rubicon and Ashippun are assisting in the investigation.