Court Proceedings

Brown County

District Court

Edmund D. Jaskowiak, 30, 315 S. Park Ave., Springfield, was charged with gross misdemeanor second-degree DWI, two counts of third-degree DWI, misdemeanor fourth-degree DWI and misdemeanor driver must carry proof of insurance when operating vehicle Thursday.

According to court documents, Springfield Police heard vehicle tires squeal on or near Highway 14 at 1:04 a.m., Sept. 29. The officer heard the same vehicle’s engine rev up and saw a white Chevy Malibu fail to stop for a stop sign as it traveled southbound towards the intersection of Cass Avenue and Central Street.

Police stopped the vehicle, identified the driver as Jaskowiak and noticed his signs of alcohol intoxication. He failed field sobriety tests, then had a .286 reading on a Preliminary Breath Test. Jaskowiak was arrested for DWI. DataMaster DMT tests showed readings of .266 and .265. He was transported to the Brown County Evaluation Center, detox division and released to staff.

Paul D. Roberts, 44, 57850 Fort Road, New Ulm, was charged with gross misdemeanor leaving the scene of a personal injury accident and misdemeanor leaving the scene of an accident Friday.

According to court documents, New Ulm Police were dispatched to the intersection of Third South Street and Broadway for a reported vehicle crash at 4:29 p.m., Oct. 26. At the scene, witnesses said another vehicle was involved in the crash and left the area. They described the vehicle as a gray Ford Taurus and the sole occupant wore a safety yellow shirt.

A man involved in the crash told police he was northbound on Broadway in the inside lane when a vehicle hit him, causing him to stop in the southbound left turn lane for oncoming traffic. The man complained of chest pain from the crash and an ambulance was called.

Shortly after that, a gray Ford Taurus with fresh left front damage was seen in a church parking lot at 700 S. Broadway. Police noticed it and identified the registered owner as Paul D. Roberts. Police saw a wrapped, foot-long Subway sandwich in the car.

Another man told police he saw the damaged car drive past his residence, then saw a man exit the car and get into a silver van that was driven away. Police viewed Subway surveillance footage that matched the fleeing driver who wore an optic green shirt buying a sandwich at 4:20 p.m.

Police talked to Roberts who admitted to being involved in the crash, consuming alcohol before it happened, then panicking and fleeing the scene.


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