Driver of vehicle submerged in park pond arrested

Witnesses report seeing driver leave roadway, go into pond in Fireman's Park
Driver of vehicle submerged in park pond arrested
Matthew Hussey

A Madison man was arrested on drunken driving charges after reports of a reckless driver led police to the 49-year-old’s vehicle almost completely submerged in water, Monona police said.

Around 8:45 p.m. on Friday, Monona police received numerous calls of a reckless driver going north in the 4300 block of Winnequah Road, according to a release.

Additional callers reported seeing the vehicle leave the roadway and go into a pond in Fireman’s Park, police said.

The driver, Matthew Hussey, who was the only occupant of the vehicle, got out of the vehicle before it was submerged and was not injured, police said.

Hussey was arrested on tentative fourth-offense operating while intoxicated charges. Police said additional charges are pending.