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[February 24, 2010] 

Accident reports for Wednesday, Feb. 24

Vehicle ran off the road at Jackson and Short Eighth
Feb. 22, 8:30 a.m.

  • Casey J. Sowers, 28, of Lincoln; 1998 Lincoln Navigator

  • Unknown vehicle

Sowers filed a report with police at the Logan County Safety Complex after the incident.

He indicated that he was driving east on Short Eighth near the Jackson intersection. As he crossed the intersection, an unidentified vehicle coming from the north entered the intersection. Sowers swerved to avoid an accident and left the road on the south side of the intersection.

An officer visited the scene and reported that he could neither confirm nor deny the information given by Sowers. He noted that he saw tracks where Sowers' vehicle had left the road, driven into a snow pile and over a stump before returning to the street.

Tickets issued in crash on Woodlawn
Feb. 21 at 5:55 p.m.

  • Edward L. Walz, 32, of Maysville, N.C.; 2008 Dodge Ram pickup

  • Johnny K. Bledsaw, 46, of Warrensburg; 1999 Ford Taurus

The vehicle driven by Bledsaw was headed east on Woodlawn Road, while Walz was on Woodlawn headed west.

Walz reported that he began a left turn onto Heitmann and did not see Bledsaw. Walz hit Bledsaw's vehicle on the driver's side.

Walz was ticketed for failure to yield and for operating an uninsured motor vehicle.

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Driving under the influence leads to crash on Third Street

  • Danielle N. Robinson, 21, of Lincoln; 1994 Ford Mustang

  • Jason W. Snyder, 27, of Lincoln; 2004 Ford Taurus

The vehicle owned by Snyder was parked and unoccupied along Third Street. Robinson reported that she slid on ice, losing control of her car, and hit the Snyder vehicle.

Robinson was ticketed for driving under the influence and for driving too fast for conditions

Lincoln Police Department report for Wednesday, Feb. 24

  • Rufus, Darrick S., 62-year-old male, Lincoln; arrested Feb. 24 in the 500 block of Third Street on a Logan County warrant for failure to appear on a charge of driving with license suspended. Bond set at $3,000, 10 percent.

Logan County Sheriff's Department report for Wednesday, Feb. 24

  • Watts, Joseph Jr., 25-year-old male, Bloomington; arrested Feb. 24 at the McLean County Jail in Bloomington on a Logan County warrant for failure to appear. Bond set at $4,000, 10 percent.


The public is reminded that anyone is presumed innocent until charges are proven in a court of law.


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