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Pierce Co. Man Arrested for DUI after Passenger Ejected from Vehicle

Updated: 08/09/2014 7:21 PM
Created: 08/09/2014 6:14 PM KSTP.com
By: Megan Stewart

A Pierce County man has been arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated and causing injury after a passenger was ejected from his vehicle early Saturday morning.

The incident happened in the area of Kruger Lane and Anika Court in Ellsworth, Wisconsin, around 2:42 a.m.

Police were called to the area on a report of a man lying in the road. Police identified the man as Nicholas Robert Rhiel of Ellsworth and determined he had been ejected from a vehicle.

Rhiel was initially taken to River Falls Area Hospital and was then flown to Regions Hospital in St. Paul. Police say he is in critical condition.

The driver was later identified as Connor Charles Johnson of Beldenville, Wisconsin. Johnson was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and causing injury.

The crash remains under investigation.


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