Horicon Man Apprehended In Squad Car Hit & Run

4/22/12 – A Horicon man is in custody in connection with a Hit & Run accident with a squad car that injured a Juneau police officer. It all started around 11pm Saturday night while Officer Brittany Borchardt was parked on the side of West Oak Street at South Fairfield Road. A 2000 Ford Explorer reportedly operated by 41-year-old Chad Buelter struck the rear of the squad car. Dodge County Sheriff Todd Nehls says the suspect stumbled out of his vehicle and quickly fled the scene. The departments K9 unit tracked the suspect’s scent until 3am Sunday morning when it was lost in a marshy area. Buelter was later taken into custody around 7am. Nehls says at that time, a preliminary breath test determined Buelter’s blood alcohol level to be point-zero-two (.02). Officer Borchardt sustained minor injuries. The three other occupants of the Explorer were not injured in the crash. One passenger was cited for Disorderly Conduct and Resisting Arrest. The accident is under investigation by the Dodge County Sheriffs Department Crash Investigation Team. Buelter could be charged as early as Monday with Hit and Run Causing Injury and Leaving The Scene of An Accident.