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Incident Report for Case #2012-71415

Incident Type

Intoxicated Driver

Incident Date

03/17/2012 - 8:14 PM

Address

3700 block Portage Rd.

Arrested

Jason M. Fernandez, age 31, Madison
Mr. Fernandez was arrested for Operating a Motor Vehicle While Intoxicated - Causing Injury, Hit & Run Causing Injury, Operating with No Insurance, and Reckless Driving.

Victim(s)

Female, age 36, Madison
Male, age 11, Madison
Male, age 7, Madison
Male, age 11, Fitchburg
Male, age 10, Fitchburg

Details

An accused drunken driver side-swiped a parked car containing a Madison woman and 4 children Saturday night, and then took off with several of the victims’ angry family members in tow. The 36-year old was about to drive away from a family gathering on Portage Road when a SUV smashed into her driver's side door, shattering glass and scaring the children. The suspect fled as 3 men from the party jumped into their vehicles. One driver of a pursuit vehicle struck a tree while trying to cut off the suspect. He (the suspect driver) eventually succumbed to the citizen posse and pulled over on Donald Dr. When police arrived he had facial injuries, which he said occurred when he was battered by those who chased him. But one of those driving a chase car told police the suspect was injured when he lost his balance and fell on his face. He was arrested on tentative charges listed above. Neither the woman nor the children were seriously injured, although several complained of pain.

Released 03/19/2012 at 12:08 PM by PIO Joel DeSpain

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