Idaho man apprehended after driving through corn field, arrested for impaired driving and drug charges

WESTBY, Wis. -Sheriff Roy Torgerson reports that on Monday, October 30 at approximately 1:00 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office 9-1-1 Dispatch Center received a report of a white colored pickup
truck causing damage in a cornfield, along Rudie Road, north of Westby, WI and south of
Cashton, WI. While officers were responding, the vehicle left the area traveling south
on State Highway 27, toward Westby.

While officers were looking for the vehicle, the Monroe County Communications Center
notified the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office 9-1-1 Dispatch Center of an earlier report of
suspicious activity in the village of Cashton. The call involved what appeared to be the
same vehicle while the operator was fueling the vehicle at a convenience store.

The vehicle was located traveling west on US Highway 14, west of the city of Westby.
The vehicle was stopped, and the driver was identified as Cody Alan Anderson, 31,
of Wallace, Idaho. Anderson was arrested for an impaired driving offense, criminal
damage to property, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

On October 31, at 1:00 p.m, Cody Anderson appeared in Vernon County Circuit
Court and a $1,000 cash bond was ordered. At the time of this release, Anderson
had not paid bail and remains in the Vernon County Detention Center. Anderson is due
back in Vernon County Circuit Court on December 6 at 8:30 a.m. Formal charges will
be sought through Vernon County District Attorney Angela Palmer-Fisher.

Assisting the Sheriff’s Office were the Westby Police Department, Coon Valley Police
Department, and the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.

The incident remains under investigation. If you have any information about this crime, or any other crimes, call Crime Stoppers at 608-637-8477 or submit a tip online at

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