CHARLES CITY – A Charles City farmer wrecked his second luxury car since 2013 last week.
According to the Charles City police department, on November 7 at about 11:03 AM, officers were called to investigate a single vehicle accident at the 1500 block of South Main Street. Police found that 76-year-old William Wohlers of Charles City had driven his 2002 Infiniti QX4 into the side of the Charles City Family Health Center. The estimated damage done to the vehicle and the building was $24,000.
A former Charles City resident said that Wohlers won’t have a problem paying for the damage because he “is a rich farmer” who has received “thousands” in farm subsidies over the last several years. Records show he has, indeed, collected payments totaling $96,052 from 1995 through 2012.
This latest accident is the second time in recent months that Wohlers has wrecked a luxury car.
According to a Waverly newspaper, on the evening of June 8, 2013, police responded to an auto accident on U.S. Highway 218 at mile marker 201. Wohlers was driving a 2003 Infiniti I35 northbound on the highway when a deer ran onto the roadway, forcing Wohlers to hit it head-on and cause extensive front-end damage estimated at $5,000.