Waupun Man Jailed For Drunk Driving Injury Crash

(Leroy) A Waupun man has been sentenced to 45 days in jail with work release privileges for injuring a motorist in a drunk driving crash in the Town of Leroy. Joseph Carran pled no contest to a felony count of Causing Injury/Operating-Control Substance Second Offense. A felony count of OWI Causing Injury Second Offense was dismissed. On June 1 a sheriff’s office deputy came across an accident on State Highway 49 near County Road Z. Carran failed to yield the right-of-way to an oncoming car and the two vehicles collided. A passanger in the car suffered a bloody mouth, another experienced chest pain while the driver had a cut to his right hand. The deputy observed Carran exit his vehicle and throw what appeared to be a beer can into the ditch. The deputy also noticed an odor of intoxicants coming from Carran and bloodshot eyes. Carran, who refused a preliminary breath test, admitted to drinking around three to four cans of beer prior to driving. A search of his vehicle turned up ten full Busch Light cans of beer and two empty cans. The 67-year-old Carran was also placed on probation for 30 months and must blow into a tube for two years to start his car.