West Bend officer injured while attempting to take OWI suspect into custody

WEST BEND, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A 35-year-old West Bend man is facing multiple charges after police say he drove drunk and crashed into a car.

A citizen called police around 6:25 on Monday to report that a vehicle was speeding on Decorah Road and failed to stop for a stop sign. That vehicle then went through the intersection, colliding with a southbound vehicle. The driver of the striking vehicle stopped, exited his vehicle, and ran.

Officers located the driver in the 100 block of E. Decorah Road.

When officers attempted to place him under arrest, he refused to cooperate and fought with officers. An officer tased the man and was able to take him into custody.

He was arrested for OWI 4th offense, hit and run, and resisting an officer.

The driver of the vehicle that was struck suffered a minor injury in the collision.

An officer taking the man into custody suffered a knee injury while attempting to take him into custody. 

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