Platteville couple cited for adding truck to insurance policy after crash
A rural Platteville couple are accused of lying to police about not having insurance on a truck involved in an accident and adding it to their policy after officers requested information.
Kevin Bourland, 50, was cited for operating a motor vehicle without insurance and failing to maintain control after he lost control of his truck while driving in snowy conditions and descended onto a steep slope. Bourland’s wife Sarah was cited for obstructing an officer after police said she lied about the couple’s insurance-covered truck.
Police responded to a report of an accident involving a vehicle just after 11:30 a.m. Tuesday on the 2400 block of Airport Road, according to the Grant County Sheriff’s Department. Kevin Bourland, who was the sole occupant of the truck, was not injured in the crash.
Officers at the scene asked about the truck’s insurance coverage, which Sarah Bourland presented on her phone. Police noticed the truck was not on the insurance policy, and when pressed further about it, Sarah Bourland said the truck had been added to the policy a few days earlier, said the sheriff’s office.
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Another proof of insurance later given to the police indicated that the effective date of the policy was the end of December. Officers then called the insurance company and learned the truck had been added to the couple’s insurance policy less than 20 minutes earlier, the sheriff’s office said.
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