Posted: Monday, November 25, 2013 --- 12:34 p.m.
On Sunday, Rock County Sheriff's Deputies along with Police, Fire, and EMS from the City of Edgerton, responded to the 11000 block of N. Dallman Road in Fulton Township for a report of a truck that crashed into a house.
On arrival, Deputies found a black, 2004 Chevy Silverado that had hit a house. The truck belonged to 39-year-old Wade Johnson of Edgerton. Johnson and his passenger, 21-year-old Dylan Lambert, from Janesville, attempted to run away from the scene of the crash. However, Johnson was later found in a wooded area nearby and Lambert was at Johnson’s home just down the road.
Investigation later found out that Johnson was given a ride home from a local tavern after the owner realized Johnson was too drunk to drive. But once they arrived at Johnson’s residence, the 39-year-old got behind the wheel and began doing burnouts on N. Dallman Road. In doing so, Johnson lost control of his truck, went through two lawns, struck a driveway and tree before coming to rest against the neighbor’s house.
Johnson was eventually transported to the Rock County Sheriff’s Office, where he was arrested for his 4th OWI, operating while intoxicated causing injury, reckless driving causing injury, hit and run causing injury, hit and run property damage and failure to notify police of a crash. After a blood draw, Johnson was booked into the Rock County Jail.
Johnson's passenger, Lambert was eventually transported to Mercy Hospital and Trauma Center in Janesville with minor leg injuries. Lambert, who had not been drinking, was treated and released from the hospital. He was not cited as a result of the incident.