BELOIT, WI (WIFR) - A Beloit man has been arrested for driving while intoxicated after crashing into a Janesville Police Department vehicle.
At 1:10 a.m. on Monday, Beloit police were sent to S. Afton Rd., south of W. CTH Q, for a reported hit-and-run. Police say a 2002 Chevrolet Impala had gone off the road and hit a telephone pole, leaving the front bumper and license plate behind.
A Janesville Police sergeant spotted the suspect on S. River Rd. under the Highway 11 bypass. Acording to a press release, as the police vehicle tried to turn around to pull over the Impala, the suspect veered across the centerline and sideswiped the sergeant's car, causing minor damage, but the police officer was not injured.
21-year-old Pablo Cruz-Ramirez was taken to Mercy Hospital and Trauma Center but appeared uninjured.
The Rock County Sheriff's Office says a strong odor of intoxicants was coming allegedly from Cruz-Ramirez but the suspect refused the tests. According to the investigation, Cruz-Ramirez allegedly drove his car into the sergeant's car purposely.
He was taken to Rock County Jail and charged with recklessly endangering safety, among others. Cruz-Ramirez will be in court Tuesday at 4 p.m.