Reeseville Man Facing Charges For Threatening And Fleeing From Police

(Waupun) A Reeseville man accused of threatening Waupun police and attempting to flee while driving over the yards of nearby homes made his initial appearance in court Friday. Cash bond was set at $2,000 for Austin Hernandez who is facing felony counts of Threats to a Law Enforcement Officer and Fleeing as well as several misdemeanor counts of Damage to Property, Resisting and Disorderly Conduct. On Thursday (March 21), Waupun police were dispatched to East Brown Street after complaints were made that Hernandez was banging on doors and was intoxicated. Upon arrival, officers noticed that Hernandez allegedly smelt of intoxicants, was slurring his speech and had blood shot eyes. A preliminary breath test reportedly returned a reading of point-one-nine-four (.194). Hernandez, who was told by police he would receive a citation for disturbance, said he would go to a family member’s to sleep it off and would return in the morning to pick up his truck. Shortly after, officers noticed Hernandez’s vehicle moving. A brief chase ensued and Hernandez allegedly drove over several lawns causing significant rut damage and nearly hit two homes. Hernandez then stopped his truck and while he was taken into custody made multiple threats to law enforcement. If convicted, the 21-year-old is facing over 12 years in prison. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for March 28.