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Man dressed as Santa hits deputy’s vehicle, sheriff says

Published On: Dec 23 2012 01:30:16 PM CST
Updated On: Dec 23 2012 04:07:01 PM CST
John B. Schuster of Waunakee santa DUI

Dane County Sheriff's Department

John B. Schuster of Waunakee, Wis.

MADISON, Wis. -

A Waunakee man dressed as Santa Claus rear-ended a sheriff’s SUV Saturday evening, according to the Dane County Sheriff’s Office.

At about 7:30 p.m., a sheriff’s deputy in the SUV was attempting to slow traffic due to an accident, authorities said.

The crash occurred on County Highway K just east of County Highway Q in the Town of Westport.

The driver, 69-year-old John Schuster of Waunakee, was dressed as Santa Claus and told deputies he was returning home from a holiday party at the American Legion in Westport. 

Schuster was arrested for a fourth offense operating while intoxicated.

The deputy sustained minor injuries and was assessed by EMS.

According to the report, the Dane County Sheriff’s Office vehicle was unmarked but had its emergency lights activated.

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