Horicon Man Charged In Drunk Driving Injury Crash

(Township of Herman) A Horicon man is accused of injuring a passenger in a drunk driving crash. Curtis Jaquet made his initial appearance Monday on two felony charges of Operating While Intoxicated Causing Injury Second Offense and Operating with a Prohibited Alcohol Concentration Causing Injury Second Offense as well as misdemeanor Resisting An Officer. Dodge County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a vehicle crash in December on County Road S in the Township of Herman. Witnesses say the two occupants were going door-to-door seeking help and were later picked up by a white car that was later spotted by Horicon police. Jaquet denied being the driver and the passenger initially told authorities that she was behind the wheel during the accident. Investigators say seatbelts injury marks to both individuals suggest that Jaquet was the driver. Jaquet reportedly smelled of alcohol, had blood shot eyes and slurred speech. The passenger, who was treated by EMS for back pain, later changed her story and said that Jaquet was the driver. Jaquet continued to deny the accusation but did reportedly admit to having several drinks that night. A preliminary breath test was point-one-four-six (.146). If convicted, the 48-year-old faces over 12 years in prison. A signature bond was set at $1,000 dollars and a preliminary hearing is scheduled for March 29.