Fond Du Lac County Highway Worker Narrowly Escapes Injury

(Fond du Lac) A Fond du Lac County highway worker escaped injury by leaping from a piece of machinery just before a suspected drunken driver’s vehicle struck. It happened on Kinker Road near Highway 45 Thursday morning. The State Patrol says 47-year-old Tony Schumacher of Fond du Lac was driving the car that struck that piece of equipment and left the scene on foot. But nearby witnesses located him and while being interviewed by State troopers, he admitted to driving the vehicle. He was taken to a local hospital where sobriety tests were administered. Schumacher was arrested for his fifth operating while under the influence offense and was taken to the Fond du Lac County Jail. The incident occurred just before 10 am Thursday morning.