New Berlin Woman Backs into Squad Car, Leads Cops on Chase, and Punches Officer

A New Berlin woman backed into a squad car in Cabela’s parking lot and then punched an officer in her own driveway.

According to Washington County Sheriff’s Office, the incident began Thursday morning at 12:16 AM in Germantown.

A deputy on routine patrol heard a Germantown Police Officer conduct a traffic stop in the area of Hy 167 and I41. The officer was requesting a second squad car for assistance. As the deputy was exiting his squad car, he observed the vehicle accelerate away from the traffic stop at a high rate of speed.

The vehicle was pursued to Cabela’s in the Village of Germantown.

In the parking lot, the operator turned off all the lights in an effort to conceal the vehicle.

At one point a Germantown Police Officer and a Sheriff’s Deputy had the vehicle partially blocked in. The suspect then backed into the Sheriff’s squad causing minor front end damage and then drove around the Germantown squad nearly striking the officer. The vehicle then fled southbound on US 45 at which point Sheriff’s Deputies terminated the pursuit again.

The registered owner is a 41-year-old New Berlin woman. Contact was made with New Berlin Police Department and the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Office to watch for the suspect vehicle at the residence.

Both departments located the suspect at the residence as she was pulling into the driveway. She punched one of the officers in the face.

She was arrested for OWI 1st and battery to a police officer.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is also requesting reckless endangering safety for her actions at Cabelas, and she will be transferred to the Sheriff’s Office from the Waukesha County Jail when available. 

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