Park Falls Man Facing Drug Charges after Driving into Flambeau River

By: WSAW Staff Email
By: WSAW Staff Email

A Park Falls man is facing methamphetamine charges after coworkers called police after the man reportedly brought a butcher knife to work, acted strangely and crashed his truck into the Flambeau River after he left the building.

According to court documents, on Oct. 18 an officer was paged to Saunders Wood Products in Park Falls to speak to employees about the incident.

Employees said the man acted impaired on some type of drug. According to the criminal complaint, the man got into a verbal argument with another employee. A supervisor asked to speak to the man, but that's when employees say the man left in his truck and drove into the Flambeau River.

The man, later identified as Zach Montgomery, 24, was not injured. During questioning, Police located drugs, later identified as meth in the man's pocket.

Montgomery is expected to be charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession Drug Paraphernalia to store methamphetamine, and possession of drug paraphernalia during an initial appearance on Dec. 17. He's currently free on $1,500 signature bond.

The man's wife, Brittany Montgomery, 25, is also facing charges.

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