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Canadian charged with OWI in Lake Tomahawk crash

February 18, 2020 by Brian Jopek


A 52-year-old Canadian man was arrested early Friday evening, Feb. 14, following an incident in Lake Tomahawk in which he allegedly struck several parked vehicles with his pickup truck. 
According to a press release issued Sunday by Oneida County patrol captain Tyler Young, the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call of a south bound vehicle that had struck several parked vehicles along State Highway 47. 
Initially, police scanner traffic indicated the vehicle, a 2017 Ram pickup truck driven by Robert Allan Johnson of Thunder Bay, Ontario, had struck two parked vehicles.
However, Young said in the press release a total of 13 vehicles were struck, all unoccupied and there were no injuries. The vehicles were struck between Choate Boulevard and Violet Drive. 
“We almost found out immediately that other cars were struck as we continued to get calls as the deputies were responding,” he told The Lakeland Times on Sunday. 
Johnson was issued several citations, including operating while under the influence and reckless endangering safety with a motor vehicle. He was also arrested on a felony charge of second degree recklessly endangering safety.
Johnson posted bond and was released from custody Saturday. His first appearance in Oneida County court was scheduled for yesterday. 
Brian Jopek may be reached via email at [email protected].

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