OWI, pickup, ice fishing shack in lake

No-one was hurt, except perhaps the driver’s pride, when a pickup and an ice shack trailer was driven into Prairie Lake along CTH SS north of Chetek early Saturday morning, Oct. 23. According to Barron County Dispatch Logs, a passerby found the truck in the lake and the male driver uninjured at 2:15 a.m. on Saturday. The driver was arrested on suspicion of operating while intoxicated and later released to a sober party. CTH SS was closed to traffic briefly for S & R Towing to remove the pickup. Jerry’s Tree Service later removed the ice shack trailer by 4:50 p.m. Further information about the crash was not available from the Barron County Sheriff’s Department on Tuesday, Oct. 26. The Barron County Sheriff Department’s page on Facebook posted the photo and made light of the situation, noting that “the ice is not ready yet.” The post garnered more than a thousand comments and 10 thousand shares as of Tuesday.

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