Adams man charged with homicide
An Adams man has been charged in Juneau County this week with homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle and with causing injury by intoxicated use of a vehicle. According to the criminal complaint, on Saturday night, July 21st, 2012, 22-year old Christopher Collins was operating a boat on Castle Rock Flowage when the 2005 Lund crashed into the east concrete pillar of the Buckhorn Bridge. A Friendship man, 23-year old Michael Miklavicic, was hanging over the side of the boat. He was unresponsive. 23-year old Austin Rhinart called 9-1-1 and the others inside the boat started CPR. A member of the Necedah Fire Department arrived before Juneau County Deputy Ryan Price’s arrival and yelled that CPR was in progress. Deputy Ryan grabbed his automated external defibrillator and passed it to the fire fighter. Within moments ambulance crews arrived and gave aid to Miklavicic and the others. Rhinart told authorities he believed he had struck the board console breaking his jaw. Joseph Miller was thrown into Castle Rock Lake and received lacerations. Dayle Hoover likely received her injuries from striking the seat in front of her. And the operator of the boat, Collins, received a gash to his head from striking the steering wheel and front console. Four of the five occupants received head injuries and all five were transported to Mile Bluff Medical Center in Mauston. Miklovicic was med-flown to a Madison hospital where he later died of his injuries. The occupants had been drinking at Alcatraz Island and then the bars around the lake prior to the accident. Collins’ initial court appearance is scheduled for October 17th, 2012 at 9am.
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