Dane County Squad Struck by Intoxicated Driver
February 26, 2008
Contact: Lt. Alecia Rauch
Phone: (608) 284-6155
FAX: (608) 284-6043
Madison, WI. February 26, 2008
At approximately 8:52 p.m., a deputy was investigating a possible snowmobile crash near Highway 12/18 and Nora Road in the Town of Cottage Grove. The deputy was legally parked, on the shoulder of the highway, using his cell phone when he was rear ended.
The driver immediately exited his vehicle and fled the scene on foot. The deputy gave chase and located the driver hiding in a closet inside Nora’s II bar.
Daniel B. Freund, 23, of Cambridge, was arrested for Operating While Intoxicated – 2nd Offense and Obstructing.
The deputy was not injured in the crash. The crash remains under investigation with the assistance of the State Patrol.