Priest injured in crash
The priest at St. Patrick’s Church in Mauston was injured as a result of a two-vehicle accident last week. Police said last Wednesday afternoon, August 21, 2013, 54-year old Father Valentine was traveling east on East State Street near County Road ‘N’ in the City of Mauston when the driver of a west bound 2002 Ford Ranger pickup, 69-year old Craig Thompson of New Lisbon, fell asleep. The pickup crossed the center line and struck Father Valentine’s 2001 Chevy Malibu causing severe damage. Father Valentine was injured and medically transported to Mile Bluff Medical Center. Thompson was uninjured. He was cited for inattentive driving and operating left of center. His fines totaled $228.00.
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