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Stoughton Police Department

A Chicago man who caused a head-on crash Thursday in Stoughton was arrested for drunken driving, and also allegedly bit an officer in the leg when put under arrest.

Cornell Watson, 31, was arrested at about 3:45 p.m. on tentative charges of operating while intoxicated (second offense), battery to a police officer, resisting arrest and criminal damage to property.

Police went to the intersection of Highway 51 and Jackson Street for a three-car crash, with Watson causing the crash by driving south in the northbound lanes of Highway 51.

"Watson fought with officers and bit an officer in the leg," said Stoughton Police Chief Greg Leck. "Once placed in a squad car, he damaged the squad's interior by kicking one of the doors."

Nobody in the crash was injured, while the Stoughton police officer who was bitten was taken to the hospital for treatment.

Bill Novak is a general assignment reporter for the Wisconsin State Journal.