A Boyceville man has been charged with his sixth DUI offense after allegedly being involved in a St. Croix County crash September 16.
Thirty-eight-year-old Joseph A. Lynum of Boyceville was arrested in Dunn County and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence, sixth offense, by the Wisconsin State Patrol around 3:26 pm Sunday afternoon.
According to a news release from the Eau Claire Post of the Wisconsin State Patrol, Lynum was involved in a hit and run crash in the Village of Wilson in St. Croix County, WI earlier that day. The report stated that Lynum allegedly struck a tractor pulling a hay wagon with a number of passengers on it. Lynum initially stopped but then left the scene.
A Wisconsin State Patrol trooper was in the vicinity and located the vehicle on County Highway K in Stanton Township, Dunn County. A subsequent investigation including Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST) revealed that Lynum was driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Lynum was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant, sixth offense. In addition, he was charged with operating after revocation, third offense and a probation hold.
Lynum was transported to Menomonie, WI for an evidentiary blood draw and placed in the Dunn County Jail pending a bail hearing. Additional charges will be filed in St. Croix County in relation to the crash.
There was no information available to the extent of injuries, if any, that the passengers on the hay wagon may have received in the crash.