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Police: Bar employees stop drunken driving suspect

Published On: Nov 05 2012 02:18:02 PM CST
Updated On: Nov 05 2012 02:22:06 PM CST
MADISON, Wis. -

A drunken driver crashed into two parked cars in a bar parking lot and was held by the bar's employees until police arrived early Sunday morning, Madison police said.

Police said bouncers at Murphy's Tavern, 3737 E. Washington Ave., stopped an intoxicated driver from pulling out of the bar's parking lot at about 1:30 a.m. after the suspect drove his pickup truck into two parked cars.

The driver refused to turn off his truck and inched forward as one bar employee stood in front of him, police said.

Police said a second employee reached into the truck and removed the keys from the ignition.

A third employee was scratched in the face as the suspect got out, tried to start a fight and threatened the employees with bodily harm, according to the Madison Police Department incident report.

Police said the third bouncer responded by taking the suspect to the ground as officers responded.

The driver, identified as Gregorio F. Munoz, 50, of Madison, was arrested on charges of fifth offense operating a motor vehicle while under the influence and disorderly conduct, according to the incident report.  

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