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Concerned motorists help stop a drunk driver


MADISON (WKOW) -- Concerned citizens stop an intoxicated driver along the West Beltline Highway Wednesday afternoon.

44-year-old Sergio Corona, was weaving in traffic, speeding up and then slowing down as he drove east.  He rear-ended a vehicle at one point, before driving against the concrete median in the middle of the highway.  

A tow truck driver first noticed the dangerous situation near Rimrock Road.  To warn other motorists to stay back, he put on all his truck's lights.  The tow truck driver and a man behind the wheel of a minivan worked together to box Corona's car in.  According to witnesses, as the suspect slowed down, a female passenger jumped out of the minivan, ran to the suspect's heavily damaged car, and put it in park.

Citizens next teamed up to get him out of the vehicle and push it out of traffic to the right shoulder.  When police arrived, the suspect was having a hard time staying awake and could barely walk.

Once inside the back of a squad car, he appeared to pass out.  Madison police would like to thank those citizens who intervened and stopped the driver before anyone was seriously injured. 

Corona was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence-2nd offense and operating while revoked.  Monona police may have additional charges.

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