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Jackson County man faces 4th OWI after rolling onto train tracks

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An Alma Center man faces his fourth Operating While Intoxicated charge after rolling his vehicle over train tracks Saturday night, forcing a train to stop.

Jessie Hoff

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a one-vehicle crash on U.S. Hwy. 12/27 in the Town of Adams around 10:01 p.m. March 13.

Deputies said Jessie Hoff, 46, was driving south when he drove off the road and over the train tracks. His vehicle stopped on its side with Hoff trapped inside.

The railroad company was contacted and stopped an incoming train within a mile of that crash site.

The Black River Falls Fire Department extricated Hoff from his vehicle. He was cited for Operating While Intoxicated 4th Offense (Felony), Open Intoxicants, and Failure to Keep Vehicle Under Control.

The case is still under investigation.

Kaitlyn Riley’s passion for communications started on her family’s dairy farm in Gays Mills, Wis. Wanting to share agriculture’s story, she studied strategic communications and broadcast journalism at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In college, she held officer positions with the Association of Women in Agriculture and Badger Dairy Club while volunteering as a news reporter for the college radio station. She also founded the university’s first agricultural radio talk show, AgChat. In her professional career, Kaitlyn has worked in radio, print and television news doing everything from covering local events to interviewing presidential candidates, and putting back on her barn boots to chat with farmers in the field. Today, Kaitlyn can be seen covering local stories that matter to you in the La Crosse area.

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