Horicon Man Gets Probation For OWI Injury Accident

(Township of Herman) A Horicon man who injured a passenger in a drunk driving crash was placed on probation for one year Thursday. Curtis Jaquet was found guilty of felony First Offense OWI and misdemeanor Resisting an Officer. A felony charge of Operating with a Prohibited Alcohol Concentration Causing Injury Second Offense was dismissed. 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 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 admit to having several drinks that night. A preliminary breath test was point-one-four-six (.146). An addition to probation, the 49-year-old will have his license revoked for nine months and he must blow into a tube for one year to start his car.