Submitted by Herman Kreig, Lieutenant, Pierce County Sheriff's Office

EL PASO TOWNSHIP, WI – On December 9, 2018 at about 6:33 pm, Deputies from the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of County Tk BB and 370th Street in El Paso Township for a single vehicle rollover accident with injury.

Scene investigation determined that Julie Ann Samlaska, age 57 of Spring Valley, Wisconsin, was operating a 2005 Chevrolet Malibu Northbound on County Tk BB when she lost control of the vehicle and entered the West ditch coming to final rest on its roof.  Julie Samlaska was placed under arrest at the scene for suspicion of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. 

Samlaska was transported from the scene by Ellsworth Area Ambulance to Western Wisconsin Health in Baldwin, Wisconsin with undetermined injuries.

The Pierce County Sheriff’s Office was assisted on scene by Ellsworth Area Ambulance Services and the Ellsworth Fire Department.  The accident remains under investigation.