Cushing man charged in connection with ATV accident

Jeremy Gene Olsen, 32, of Cushing, has been charged with felony criminal vehicular operation, driving with an alcohol content of .08 or more within two hours of driving.

The charges stem from a Nov. 26, 2016, incident in which the sheriff’s office received a report of an ATV roll-over accident on Azure Road in Morrison County.

A deputy responded and learned that an adult and a juvenile were involved and allegedly neither was wearing a helmet.

As he arrived on the scene, the deputy located the two victims being loaded into an ambulance. The deputy spoke to Olsen who allegedly admitted to being the operator of the ATV, and that he had a couple drinks prior to driving the ATV.

While speaking with Olsen, the deputy allegedly detected an odor of alcohol coming from his breath.

The deputy requested a warrant for a blood draw to determine possible DWI charges.

Results of that draw, which took place at the emergency room, showed an alcohol concentration of .21, or well over two times the legal limit, according to the criminal complaint.

As a result of the accident, the juvenile involved in the accident had to be hospitalized for more than two weeks for a traumatic brain injury, and will need extensive rehab.

If convicted, Olsen could receive up to five years in prison and/or $10,000 in fines.