Kelcey Baumgart, 33, Spencer: public intoxication, disturbing the peace
David Laubenthal, 51, Spencer: driving while revoked
Kevin Bates, 41, of Ruthven, was treated for possible injuries at Spencer Hospital, after the 1984 Chevy C70 Dickens Fire Truck he was driving struck a deer. Bates was westbound in the 2500 mile of Highway 18 at 7:51 p.m. Nov. 7, when he swerved onto the north shoulder to avoid a deer. There were 1,200 gallons of water in the tank and he lost control. The truck re-entered the highway and started sliding toward the south ditch, spinning approximately 180 degrees as it hit the ditch embankment. It rolled onto its top and came to rest facing northeast. Damage to the truck was estimated at $5,000.
Richard Thiesen, 58, of Spencer, indicated he was stopped at the stop sign at Second Avenue SE and 11th Street SE, in his 2012 Dodge Ram 2500, and began to pull away from the stop sign to merge in traffic. He stopped because he was not able to merge. A 2001 Ford F150 truck, driven by Brian Fay, 31, of Spencer, struck the rear of Thiesen's truck. Both drivers told the same story. Combined damage was estimated at under $1,700. The accident occurred at 12:11 p.m. Nov. 8.
At 6:55 p.m. Nov. 8, John Cope, 47, of Holstein, was northbound on Highway Boulevard, in a 2000 Chevrolet Blazer, when two deer entered the roadway form the west ditch. Cope attempted to slow but was unable to avoid hitting both deer with his vehicle. Damage to the vehicle is reported at $1,500.