Man charged after hitting Norway VFW post

Onlookers watch as a flatbed wrecker from Era Chevrolet removes an SUV that plowed into the east side of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4581 in Norway early Sunday evening. (Francis McCarthy photo)

IRON MOUNTAIN — A Sobieski, Wis., man faces a drug charge after driving an SUV into the east wall of the Norway-Vulcan-Loretto Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 458 on Sunday evening.

Casey Steinhagen, 22, is charged with possession of a controlled substance analogue, a felony punishable by up to two years in prison; and operating while under the influence and reckless driving, both 93-day misdemeanors.

A probable cause hearing is set for Friday. Bond is set at $10,000 cash, surety or 10%.

Steinhagen was arrested after the crash, which happened about 4:58 p.m. Sunday, according to the Norway Police Department.

Reports were a Jeep Grand Cherokee came off U.S. 2 and plowed into the building at 724 Seventh Ave. at Section Street.

A 23-year-old female passenger was transported to the Dickinson County Memorial Hospital for unknown injuries.

No one was inside the post at the time.

The Norway VFW Post has set a work bee for 9 a.m. Saturday to clean up the post. Volunteers are needed and should wear boots, gloves, long pants and shirts.

For more information, contact Post Commander Ryan Spence at 906-282-9409.

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