Blood tests show that a pedestrian lying on a road when he was struck by a squad car last month in Menomonie, Wis., was under the influence of alcohol.
Brett Schulte, 20, had a blood-alcohol concentration of .195 percent when he was struck by a Menomonie police car during the early morning hours of Oct. 15 on Wilson Avenue, according to a news release from Dunn County Sheriff Dennis Smith.
A video from the in-squad camera showed that Schulte had been lying crossways on the road with his head near the centerline when he was hit. The video also shows that Sgt. Jason Barneson took evasive action but was not able to avoid hitting Schulte, according to the investigation by the Dunn County Sheriff’s Office and the Wisconsin State Patrol.
As part of the investigation, Barneson was subjected to a blood test. The test showed that he had a BAC of 0.00 percent, Smith said.
Tests indicate that neither Barneson nor Schulte had drugs in their blood sample, Smith said.
Schulte was taken to a hospital with noncritical injuries following the incident. His current condition was not immediately known, the Dunn County Sheriff’s Office said Friday.
Charges, if any are levied, are expected to be announced on Monday, Smith said.