Man credited with stopping drunken driver

Man credited with stopping drunken driver

A Marshall man reached into a crashed car to take the keys from a suspected drunken driver who was attempting to start the car, according to a release from Madison police.

The 34-year-old man was on his way home from work when he came upon a two-car crash early Sunday morning in the 2000 block of East Washington Avenue. Police said that when he checked on the cars, he found a suspected drunken driver behind the wheel.

Police said the driver was uninjured. He got out of the car to relieve himself before getting back in and attempting to start it when the Marshall man reached in to remove the keys from the ignition.

The driver ran off as police were called.

Officers said they spotted the driver running between houses on Fourth Street. Shantell Washington, 40, of Sun Prairie, was arrested on suspicion of fourth-offense operating while intoxicated, hit-and-run and operating while revoked.