Police: Wisconsin Man Arrested for DWI in Red Wing Fell Asleep, Hit Library

Police: Wisconsin Man Arrested for DWI in Red Wing Fell Asleep, Hit Library Photo: KSTP

February 01, 2018 05:33 PM

Red Wing police came across a stalled vehicle Tuesday night and later learned the driver from Wisconsin who fled on foot had been drinking, fell asleep and hit the library.

At 10:41 p.m. police say they say a red pickup truck stalled on Main Street near a parking lot ramp. The officers watched a man run from the passenger door of the truck into the parking ramp.


Officers pursued the man and found a second one in the ramp as well.

The man who fled from the passenger door was identified as 31-year-old Matthew Teubert, of Cambridge. He was arrested due to an active warrant in Wisconsin.

The driver, 44-year-old Derek Werner, of Edgerton, Wisconsin, told police he fell asleep while driving and hit a building. He was arrested for fourth-degree DWI, open container and failing to report property damage.

A witness approached police in the ramp and said the car hit the Red Wing Public Library. 

The department said in a release the building had "substantial damage to the wall and windows." 

The library said in a release the "children’s section has been cordoned off so damages can be assessed and repairs can be made. Subsequently, there will be no story times this week. The Library will remain open however, and normal operations will continue.”


Theresa Malloy

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