Highway Patrol Accident & Arrest Report

A Texas man was injured when the semi he was driving struck a guardrail and railroad bridge abutment Wednesday morning in Linn County.  Sixty-eight-year-old Henry J Bowman of Texas was eastbound on US 36 at about 6:20 am and ran off the road.  After striking the bridge abutment, he lost his load of hazardous liquid waste.  Crews worked several hours to clean-up the spill and the road was reduced to a single eastbound lane.  The lane restriction is still in place.

Bowman was taken to Pershing Memorial Hospital with minor injuries.  He was wearing a safety belt.


A Florida man was arrested by State Troopers in Linn county Wednesday evening.  Forty-seven-year-old Jason M Ranft of Hollywood, FL was arrested at 8:38 pm for alleged DWI and Speeding.  He was processed and released.

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