Emergency Officials Charged In Alleged Cover-Up

3/6/12 – A Johnson Creek man is accused of severely injuring a passenger in a car accident and two emergency officials from the Lowell-Reeseville-area are accused of helping to cover it up. Brodie McIntosh is charged with Reckless Driving and Hit and Run, Causing Great Bodily Harm for a February 2011 accident in the Town of Lowell. According to the criminal complaint, the 26-year-old dropped a cigarette while driving 93mph on County G, leaned down to pick it up and put the car in the ditch. His passenger sustained a head injury. Off-duty Reeseville firefighter Nicholas Gay allegedly responded after received a private call from McIntosh and drove the victim away from the scene. The 31-year-old Gay is charged with two misdemeanors of Failure to Report a Crime and Obstructing an Officer. Gay is said to have enlisted 38-year-old Rhonda Gibson of Reeseville, who is the coordinator of the Lowell-Reeseville First Responders. Gibson allegedly took the McIntosh, the driver of the vehicle, to his mother’s tavern in Waterloo. Gibson is charged with felony Hit and Run, as a Party to a Crime and misdemeanor Failure to Report a Crime. When questioned, both Gay and Gibson allegedly said they should have contacted authorities. All three were released on signature bonds after making Initial Appearances yesterday and are scheduled to be back in court over the next several weeks