On Monday July 19, 2021 around 4:03 p.m. The Hancock County Sheriff’s office received a report of a ATV crash with injuries on 3rd and Mercer Street in Pontoosuc, Illinois. Deputies, Nauvoo and Lomax Ambulances were dispatched to the scene. The Deputies found 52-year-old Michelle M. Olson-Ruiz from Pontoosuc, Illinois driving a 2015 CanAm Commander on 3rd Street. Olson-Ruiz failed to pass over the intersection on Mercer Street due to high speed. The Deputies discovered that Olson-Ruiz was intoxicated.
Olson-Ruiz was transported to Fort Madison Community Hospital by the Nauvoo Ambulance. She is being charged with Driving While Under the Influence of Alcohol, Operation of ATV on a Roadway, and Failure to Reduce Speed to Avoid a Crash. Olson-Ruiz was left in the care of the hospital and issued the citations.