Police: Impaired driver crashes on Beltline before becoming unresponsive; sexually assaults person at hospital

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MADISON, Wis. — A 40-year-old man who police said was impaired was arrested Wednesday evening after crashing on the Beltline.

In an incident report, police said the crash happened on the westbound Beltline at South Gammon Road just before 5:30 p.m. Multiple callers reported the driver was driving slowly and hitting guard rails before crashing.

Police said after crashing, the driver got out of the vehicle and became unresponsive. An officer revived him with a dose of Narcan before taking him to a hospital. The incident report did not say what drug or drugs the man may have consumed before the crash.

While he was at the hospital, police said the man lunged at and hit an officer and sexually assaulted someone.

He faces multiple tentative charges, including first-offense OWI, resisting arrest, battery to law enforcement and fourth-degree sexual assault. Formal charges have not been filed as of Thursday afternoon.

News 3 Now is not naming the driver at this time as part of a policy not to name people accused of crimes until they have been formally charged in court. Click here to learn more about the policy. He is currently being held in the Dane County Jail.

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