A man was injured on Saturday, August 20 in an accident caused by driving while intoxicated – he was later charged with his fifth OWI by the Sauk County Sheriff’s Office.
The motorcycle crash was reported after 5 p.m. and the responding deputies found the 58-year-old William P. Raftery unconscious beside the side of the road. He had sustained moderate injuries during the crash and none were fatal.
He had been driving on Highway 23 and abruptly changed direction, entering the shoulder and losing control. He was thrown from the bike while not wearing a helmet, but speed was not considered a factor in the initial investigation. He would be arrested after his stay in St. Clare Hospital due to intoxicated driving.
If you or your loved one has been hurt in a motorcycle wreck that was caused by an intoxicated motorist, it may be possible to recover damages through a successful civil lawsuit. To know more about your rights and options, contact the lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at (414) 271-0900.