Man pleads guilty after Eyota crash; immediately sentenced to probation

(ABC 6 News) – An Eyota man pleaded guilty in a car crash case Friday, Nov. 17, and was immediately sentenced to probation.

Joshua William Wigham, 33, was accused of crashing into slowed cars June 13, sending a 57-year-old woman to the hospital.

Wigham pleaded guilty to criminal vehicular operation–bodily harm, any amount of schedule 1 or 2 controlled substance during his pretrial hearing Nov. 17.

He was immediately sentenced to two years’ supervised probation and 60 hours of community service.

According to Minnesota court records, Wigham was also ordered to either spend 28 days electronic home monitoring or join an ignition interlock (in-car breathalyzer) program.


(ABC 6 News) – An Eyota man faces possible criminal vehicular operation charges after crash yesterday evening.

According to the Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to the 7900 block of College View Road East in Marion Township at about 4:20 p.m. June 13.

Animals in the roadway caused two cars to slow to a stop, while a third car allegedly crashed into the slowed cars, sending the middle car into the first.

Joshua Wigham, 33, of Eyota, drove the third car and was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and CVO.

Wigham and the driver of the second car, a 57-year-old woman, were both transported to St. Marys for minor injuries.

Wigham was then booked into the Adult Detention Center, according to the OCSO.