Police Incident Reports

Incidents listed are selected by the Officer In Charge of each shift that may have significant public interest. Incidents listed are not inclusive of all incidents. Requests for information can be directed to the MPD Records Unit: (608) 266-4075.

Incident Report for Case #2013-251608

Incident Type

Intoxicated/Impaired Driver

Incident Date

08/15/2013 - 9:18 AM

Address

2500 Packers Ave.

Arrested

James Blandin, age 31, Madison
Mr. Blandin was arrested for Operating While Intoxicated - 3rd offense and Bail Jumping. He was also cited for Hit & Run and Failure to Prove Insurance Coverage.

Details

Two concerned citizens chased after a hit-and-run driver Thursday morning, and assisted officers in capturing the suspect in the 1900 block of Windom Way. Minutes earlier witnesses said the 31-year old Madison man drove a BMW "at full throttle" into a light pole in the 2500 block of Packers Ave. The car was significantly damaged and the light pole was left leaning, partially pulled out of the ground. The driver got out and took off running, with the concerned citizens - two men – in tow. They stayed with the fleeing man until police arrived, and tried to help an officer grab the suspect. He escaped their grasp, jumped a fence, before being tackled by police. The suspect said he had been at an "after-set party" and had been driving around dropping off friends at their work places. He was the only one in the car at the time of the crash. 

Released 08/16/2013 at 8:55 AM by PIO Joel DeSpain

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