Saukville Police Officer responsible for car crash resigns

NOW: Saukville Police Officer responsible for car crash resigns


SAUKVILLE, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Newly released video shows the moment a Saukville police car was involved in a crash. 

Former Saukville Police Officer Nicholas Goetz has formally resigned from the department.

Goetz, the son of the previous village police chief, turned in his formal resignation Monday, after an investigation found him responsible for a car crash with a 53-year-old man from Random Lake.

Video of the crash was released Friday, showing Goetz turning out of the station in response to a domestic violence call, driving a few blocks, and running a red light, crashing into a Lexus in the intersection.

The investigation found Goetz did turn his lights on but did not turn on his siren, or slow down enough to clear the intersection of any drivers. He drove into the crash somewhere between 40-45 MPH. The crash resulted in Goetz, another officer in the passenger seat, and the other driver all being treated for non-life threatening injuries at a nearby hospital.

The Ozaukee County Sheriff's Office conducted the investigation and fined Goetz for "Failure to Obey Traffic Control signal," a $175 fine.

The victim chose not to comment on the ruling on advice from his attorney.

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