Dane County Deputy Hit by Impaired Driver

May 18, 2023
Elise Schaffer, PIO, (608) 284-6142
Sheriff's Office

At 4:48 am, Dane County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a two-vehicle crash involving another deputy in the town of Pleasant Springs.

Kenneth B. Perry, age 55 of Polar Grove, IL was exiting I-90 and failed to yield to the deputy in the roundabout at CTH N, t-boning the deputy’s SUV. Perry left the scene of the crash, but was found by anther deputy a short time later.

The 29-year-old deputy was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. He is a 5 year veteran of the Dane County Sheriff’s Office.  

Perry was booked into the Dane County Jail on tentative charges, including Operating While Intoxicated, Hit and Run and Resisting and Obstructing. The Wisconsin State Patrol is handling the crash investigation.

Prior to this crash, Dane County deputies arrested three other intoxicated drivers during their overnight shift.