“He hit my squad:” Wrong-way driver suffering medical emergency takes police on pursuit in Germantown

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WASHINGTON COUNTY -- It could have ended a whole lot worse. A wrong-way driving case was caught on camera in Washington County. It all started with a slow-speed pursuit and ended with a squad being struck. The incident happened in Germantown on Wednesday, January 11th. It put a lot of motorists and officers on high alert.

Germantown pursuit

Germantown pursuit

Around 4:20 p.m. on Wednesday, Germantown police started getting 911 calls about a car weaving in its lane, driving into oncoming traffic, blowing through stoplights and going into a ditch.

Two Germantown squads on hot pursuit spotted the car headed westbound on Mequon Road, near Country Aire Drive.

Germantown pursuit

Germantown pursuit

Germantown pursuit

Germantown pursuit

Officers' emergency lights, sirens and verbal commands didn't stop the driver. He headed westbound in the eastbound lane of Mequon Road. Officers had to command oncoming traffic.

Germantown pursuit

Germantown pursuit

With rush-hour traffic getting heavy, a third squad made a decision: a rolling road block where he pulled in front of the car and stopped.

"He hit my squad, but I got him stopped!" the officer said in the dash camera video.

It was determined the 77-year-old man driving was suffering from a medical condition. He was transported to the hospital.

There were no injures from the vehicle crashing into the squad car -- and no head-on collisions with other vehicles, thanks to the quick thinking of the Germantown police lieutenant who pulled in front of the 77-year-old man's vehicle -- and other officers.

Germantown pursuit

Germantown pursuit