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LAKE DELTON — A Lac du Flambeau man who police say was driving while drunk was airlifted to a hospital Friday afternoon following a single-vehicle crash.

Authorities said Jason E. King, 39, was driving south on Highway BD near Shady Lane Road when his Chrysler 200 struck a tree along the side of the road. The crash was reported to authorities at 3:35 p.m.

In a news release, Sauk County Sheriff Chip Meister said King was taken by medical helicopter to University Hospital in Madison, where he was treated for injuries sustained in the crash.

UW Health spokeswoman Toni Morrissey said Monday that King was released from the hospital Saturday.

King was cited for driving with a revoked driver’s license and fourth offense of drunken driving.

Sauk County Jail staff said King was not taken to jail in connection to the crash. Formal charges had not been filed in Sauk County Circuit Court as of Monday afternoon.

Meister said his officers aim to keep roads safe and prevent as many intoxicated driving deaths or injuries as possible.

“We try to be as proactive as we can to enforce OWI laws,” Meister said. “However we do need citizen involvement to help in notifying us. This is an unfortunate occurrence that happens when people drive while intoxicated.”

He said with many alternatives for safe rides home, there’s no excuse for drunken driving.

The Lake Delton Fire Department, Dells-Delton Ambulance, Wisconsin State Patrol and Bill’s Towing assisted the Sauk County Sheriff’s Office at the scene Friday.

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