On Sept. 19, at 1:35 p.m., deputies with the Cass County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a one-vehicle accident on White Pole Road. A 1999 Buick Century owned and driven by Jeffrey Gene Johnson, 59, of Atlantic, was traveling northeast on White Pole Road when the driver lost control of the vehicle, entering the west ditch and flipping over into a utility pole. The driver was transported to the hospital vis private vehicle. Damage to the vehicle is estimated at $3,000. Johnson was cited for failure to maintain control.
On Sept. 22, at 2:19 p.m., deputies with the Cass County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a two-vehicle accident near Olive Street and Echo Road. A 2004 Ford F350 driven by Nicholas Gene Paulsen, 40, of Atlantic, was traveling south on Olive Street when the driver crossed into the northbound lane, sideswiping a 2007 Peterbilt semi driven by Hank Andrew Hackett, 23, of Carson, and traveled further south, entering the east ditch. Paulsen reported minor injuries; a passenger was uninjured. Hackett reported no injuries. Damage to Hackett’s vehicle is estimated at $3,500; damage to Paulsen’s vehicle is estimated to be a total loss. Upon further investigation, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested Paulsen on a charge of operating while intoxicated first offense (serious misdemeanor). He was taken to the Cass County Jail and released later that day on $1,000 bond.
On Sept. 24, at 6:55 a.m., deputies with the Cass County Sheriff’s Office responded to a two-vehicle accident on Richmond Road (Highway 92). A 2004 Olds Silhouette owned and driven by Donald William Chupp, 58, of Cumberland, was eastbound on Richland Road when it was struck in the rear by a 2003 Chevy Impala driven by Patrick Nathaniel West, 34, of Atlantic. No injuries were reported. Damage to Chupp’s vehicle is estimated at $3,000; damage to West’s vehicle is also estimated at $3,000. West was cited for failure to maintain control.