Heroin User Found Unconscious Behind the Wheel

Posted Thursday, November 1, 2012 --- 9:20 a.m.

From the Dane County Sheriff's Office:

Madison, WI. November 1, 2012 – At approximately 6:30 pm on Wednesday, October 31st, a Dane County deputy came upon a white Chevrolet pick-up truck stopped in the lane of traffic on Pepsi Way in the town of Windsor.

The deputy approached the vehicle, which had its emergency lights on, and found the driver behind the wheel, but unresponsive.

The deputy began knocking on the window and yelling to the man to wake up, but he was unresponsive. After about 5 minutes the driver regained consciousness.

The investigation revealed Brandon N. Ziegler, age 22 of Deforest, had just used heroin and he was arrested for OWI (Controlled Substance)-2nd Offense. Heroin was located inside the vehicle, along with numerous items of paraphernalia.

After Ziegler was transported to Meriter Hospital for a blood draw and medical evaluation, he was booked into the Dane County Jail. In addition to the OWI, he is facing tentative charges of Possession of Heroin and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

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