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Incident Report for Case #2018-438890

Incident Type

Intoxicated/Impaired Driver

Incident Date

11/10/2018 - 1:30 AM


West Beltline Highway (at Fish Hatchery Rd.)


Male, age 22, Madison
Driver was cited for inattentive driving and operating while under the influence of a controlled substance.


A Madison Police officer pulled a 22-year-old Madison man out of the middle of the West Beltline Highway early Saturday morning just after the man was nearly struck by a speeding car.

He had been the driver of a car that had just crashed into a nearby bridge at Fish Hatchery Rd. He left an uninjured female passenger inside, and walked 50 yards up the highway.

A responding officer spotted him and began yelling, telling him to get out of the road. The man did not respond. The officer quickly ran towards him illuminating the disoriented man with his flashlight with hopes drivers would not run him over. 

The man was looking up to the sky with his arms extended straight into the air. He said nothing as the officer pulled him to safety. Until he was loaded on an ambulance, the man kept trying to resume his middle of the road position.

He also began to make nonsensical statements, including: "Everyone looks like fish. There's fish everywhere."

The driver later admitted to consuming psychedelic mushrooms.

Released 11/12/2018 at 12:00 PM by PIO Joel Despain

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