Car Misses Roundabout, and Driver Arrested for OWI and Possible Drug Charges.


On June 30, 2024 at 5:29 PM, the Grant County Sheriff’s Office received a 9-1-1 call regarding a one vehicle crash at the roundabout just south of Lancaster at Hwy 61 and Hwy 81. The caller reported an orange Kia Soul was disabled near there and unsure what was struck. The investigating deputy arrived and met with the driver, identified as Ronald Walsh, age 63, of Horicon, WI. Walsh said that he “forgot” the roundabout was there as he no longer lived in the area. The investigating deputy noticed the odor of intoxicants and Walsh’s speech appeared slurred. After an investigation, Walsh was arrested for Operating While Intoxicated. While searching Walsh, the deputy found what Walsh admitted was a paper fold containing cocaine. He also admitted to marijuana smoking paraphernalia in his car. Walsh was arrested for OWI 1st Offense, and taken testing. He was also cited for Inattentive Driving. Other charges are pending further investigation of the items located upon arresting Walsh. Walsh’s vehicle sustained disabling damage from the crash and was towed from the scene by Bennett’s Towing of Lancaster.