Suspect In Death Of Lake Mills Firefighter Pleads Not Guilty At Arraignment

(Lake Mills) A Dodgeville man, charged in connection with the death of a Lake Mills firefighter on the Beltline in Madison, entered a not guilty plea at arraignment Wednesday. Samuel Cremers is facing with one felony count of Knowingly Operating A Vehicle on a Suspended License Causing Death. The 28-year-old avoided a drunk driving homicide charge after his blood alcohol level came back just under the state’s legal limit at point-zero-seven-nine (0.079). Lake Mills Fire Captain Chris Truman died in the snowy New Year’s Eve accident.  Truman had pulled over to the side of the Beltline to help a stranded driver when he was struck. As a condition of bond, Cremers is prevented from operating a motor vehicle. His attorneys yesterday asked the court lift that condition; the state opposed the change and the judge agreed with prosecutors.