Germantown Police Officer Pulls into Oncoming Traffic to Prevent Head On Collision
On Wednesday, January 11 at approximately 4:19 PM, Germantown Police received multiple calls regarding a possible impaired driver westbound on Mequon Road in the vicinity of Wausaukee Road. Complainants reported that a vehicle was weaving in its lane of travel, driving into oncoming traffic, disregarding stoplights, and going into the ditch.
Two Germantown Police Squads located the suspect vehicle westbound on Mequon Road near Country Aire Drive. The squads pulled behind the suspect vehicle with emergency lights and sirens activated. The driver of the suspect vehicle refused to stop, and began driving into moderate to heavy oncoming traffic.
A third Germantown Police Squad arrived in the area, and saw that the operator of the suspect vehicle was driving at slow speeds westbound in the eastbound lane of Mequon Road. Due to the moderate to heavy rush hour traffic, the Lieutenant driving this third squad had to pull his squad in front of the suspect vehicle and try to induce it to stop. The driver of the suspect vehicle tried to drive around the Lieutenant’s squad car, so the Lieutenant was forced to protect oncoming traffic by slowing and stopping in front of the suspect vehicle.
A slow speed rear end collision occurred causing the suspect vehicle to stop.
It was later determined that the 77-year-old male driver of the vehicle was suffering from a medical condition. The driver was transported to Community Memorial Hospital by Germantown Ambulance to be treated for his medical condition.
No injuries occurred as a result of the traffic crash between the squad car and the suspect vehicle.