Oregon man crashes into garage, arms himself inside house

OREGON, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say a drunken driver intentionally crashed his car into the garage of a Village of Oregon home, then went inside the residence and armed himself with a shotgun.

Village of Oregon police say the incident happened shortly after 5:30 a.m. Saturday. The 27-year-old man allegedly hit a vehicle parked in the driveway and then crashed into the garage and hit another vehicle. There were two people in the house at the time.

Police say while officers were responding to the scene the suspect went into the house and armed himself with the shotgun. Officers were able to safely take him into custody. No injuries were reported.

Police say the suspect is facing charges of drunken driving, domestic disorderly conduct while armed, domestic damage to property and endangering safety with a weapon. 

The Village of Oregon is located about five miles south of Madison in Dane County.


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