Boating While Intoxicated Arrest Leads To Fight With Naked Man on St. Croix River

Police say a man initially arrested for boating while intoxicated ended up fighting with officers while naked on the St. Croix River.

Sixty-year-old Jerome Seipel of Cottage Grove has been charged with three counts of battery to a law enforcement officer and three counts of resisting an officer.

Hudson Police Chief Geoff Willems said the ordeal began when Seipel was placed under arrest by a Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources warden on July 31.

“He didn’t want to be under arrest,” the chief explained. “So he fought with the DNR warden and then jumped overboard.”

That’s when Hudson police officers showed up to help.

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