Dane County Squad Struck by Intoxicated Driver

February 26, 2008
Contact: Lt. Alecia Rauch Phone: (608) 284-6155 FAX: (608) 284-6043
Sheriff's Office

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.