Driver ends up in Fox, then in custody

The Brillion News

WRIGHTSTOWN - A 46-year old motorist from Oshkosh had a run in with the Fox River on the evening of Friday, October 15.

In fact, she and the car she was driving ended up in the drink.

Wrightstown Police Chief Greg Daike said it happened around 8:50 p.m. when an officer was dispatched to Hickory Street, which runs from Main Street down to the bank of the river on the village's west side.

The call to the Brown County 911 center said a woman was in her vehicle and it was hanging onto the edge of the bank by the river, the front end was already in the water, and the rest of the car was in danger if falling in.


Citizens on the other side of the river, at the High Court overlook, said the woman in the car was yelling for help and a good Samaritan was engaged in conversation with her before police arrived.


The site is about a block north of the Fox River State 96 bridge.



When a village officer got to the scene, he saw that the woman's vehicle had been driven down the embankment about 50 feet and was stuck in the rocks at the edge of the water.

A citizen from a nearby home was helping rescue the woman as she crawled out of the vehicle.

The female driver was helped to the roadway where EMS personnel checked her out and determined that she wasn't injured.

After that, Wrightstown Police arrested her for suspicion of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.

Assisting at the scene were the Brown County Sheriff's Office, Wrightstown Fire/Rescue and County Rescue

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