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Dane County Deputy injured after intoxicated driver fled traffic stop

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Dane County Sheriff’s office

TOWN OF DUNN (WKOW) -- The Dane County Sheriff's Office reported a deputy received a minor injury while an intoxicated driver fled a traffic stop Saturday night.

According to the office, a deputy saw a vehicle on Rutland-Dunn Town Line Road driving recklessly around 11:53 p.m. and pulled the driver over for a traffic stop.

The deputy reported seeing a jacket and backpack in the passenger seat and the driver reached toward his waistband, becoming uncooperative drove away.

The deputy said they were almost hit and received a minor injury to their right hand. 

Dane County Sheriff's Office reported the deputy followed the suspect's vehicle and saw the jacket and backpack they had seen next to the driver on the side of the road. 

Law enforcement said shortly afterwards they found the vehicle partially submerged in a marshy area near the curve by Rutland Dunn Town Line Road and Lake Kegonsa Road. The driver was found near a wooded area not far from the crash. 

Officials took Calvin J. Martinez-Alvear, 23, of Madison, into custody and found a holster on him.

According to the office, the deputy and K9 partner found a .45 caliber pistol a few yard from the items toss on the side of the road. And in the backpack they found tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), Martinez-Alvear's ID, and a large amount of cash.

Authorities arrested Martinez-Alvear and booked him in Dane County Jai for; causing injury by resisting, knowingly fleeing an officer, operating while intoxicated-1st offense, carrying a concealed weapon, possessing with intent to deliver THC, going armed while intoxicated, and will be issued several traffic citations.