Deputy hit while directing traffic, man arrested for 4th OWI - WKOW 27: Madison, WI Breaking News, Weather and Sports

Deputy hit while directing traffic, man arrested for 4th OWI

Posted:

MADISON (WKOW) -- A Dane County Sheriff's car was rear-ended as a sheriff's deputy was attempting to slow traffic because of an injury accident. A man dressed as Santa Claus was arrested for his 4th OWI offense.

The incident happened about 7:30 p.m. on Saturday.

According to the Dane County Sheriff's Office, the deputy was sitting in an unmarked Sheriff's Office SUV with its emergency lights activated. 

The crash occurred on County Highway K just east of County Highway Q in the Town of Westport. 

The deputy was assessed by EMS and had sustained minor injures.

Police say, the driver, 69-year-old John Schuster from Waunakee, was dressed as Santa Claus and was returning home from a holiday party at the American Legion in the Town of Westport. Schuster was arrested for Operating While Intoxicated, his 4th offense.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WKOW. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Anna Engelhart at 608-661-2767. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.