INWOOD—A 45-year-old Inwood man faces multiple charges following an investigation into a crash of a tractor pulling a liquid manure spreader about 6:10 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25.
The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office has charged Jeffrey Bryan Kruse with first-offense operating while under the influence possession of an open container of alcohol and failure to maintain control of his vehicle.
According to court documents, Kruse was driving the tractor north on the 2100 mile of Cherry Avenue about two miles northwest of Inwood when the tractor and spreader went off the east shoulder.
He overcorrected, which caused the tractor and spreader to go off the west shoulder which happened to be the guardrail of a bridge.
The tractor and spreader landed upside down in the creek below the bridge.
Kruse had bloodshot, water eyes; slurred speech; and the odor of an alcoholic beverage and seemed generally confused, according to court documents.
He also admitted to having “a few beers” and produced a 750 milliliter bottle of Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey from his sleeve. The seal on the bottle was broken and a majority of the liquid was missing.
The charges were filed Wednesday, Dec. 11.