Madison Water Works employee hit by a drunk driver while fixing a water main

Posted Sunday, February 16, 2014 --- 8:09 a.m.

According to the Madison Police Department, a city Water Works employee was fixing a water main break when he was hit by a drunk driver and injured Saturday night just before midnight.

The employee was part of a crew that was fixing a water main break on the 1900 block of Stoughton Rd. near the Dean Clinic.

Another city employee noticed the vehicle heading towards a city utility vehicle and provided warning for the victim, police said.

The victim was able to jump to the side avoiding a direct hit between the suspect vehicle and the utility vehicle. The victim suffered a broken bone, but no life threatening injuries, according to the release.

Patrick G. Klitzman, 51, was arrested and charged with causing injury while operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.

According to Amy Barrilleaux, of the Madison Water Utility, the worker broke his leg.

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