Dodge County Authorities Deal With NYE Drunk Driving Chase, Barn Fire, Loud Polka Complaints

(Dodge County) Authorities in Dodge County responded to a steady stream of calls on New Year’s Eve into New Year’s Day. Calls to dispatch included a report of underage drinking, a barking dog, a biting dog, a loose bull, minor domestic incidents and a couple motor vehicle runoffs and rollovers.

Fire crews were dispatched to a barn fire in the Town of Portland, responding at 5:39pm to a farm at W12424 Glory Road.

Two hours later, a drunk driver sped away from sheriff’s deputies on Highway 67 in the Town of Ashippun. A 33-year-old Hartford man was arrested on charges of first offense Operating While Intoxicated and Fleeing An Officer.

At the precise stroke of midnight, according to the sheriff’s briefing, another drunk driver was apprehended on Highway 26 in the Town of Clyman.

At 12:30am New Year’s Day, deputies were called out to reports of loud polka music in the Town of Beaver Dam. Upon arrival, deputies heard nothing and left. The complainant called back (quote) “very upset” saying that the polka music was blaring again. Deputies returned to the Kellom Road address, discovered that the polka music had indeed been turned back up, and asked the offender to turn down the polka.

Finally, at 3:30am, deputies responded to St. Peter’s Cemetery in the Town of Beaver Dam. The caller reported that his vehicle was stuck in the cemetery off County Road G. The subjects were advised not to drive in the cemetery at night.