Police Incident Reports

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Incident Report for Case #2014-237493

Incident Type

Intoxicated/Impaired Driver

Incident Date

07/25/2014 - 5:23 AM

Address

300 block N. Walbridge Ave.

Arrested

Male, age 15, Madison
Driver was arrested and taken to the Juvenile Reception Center on tentative charges of Hit and Run, Operating After Suspension, Failure to Keep Vehicle Under Control, Violate Absolute Sobriety Law.

Details

A 15-year-old driver, who had been drinking, totaled his family's SUV after losing control on N. Walbridge Ave. and hitting a tree early this morning. Officers arrived to find the drive shaft 50-feet from the rest of the vehicle. It had extensive front end damage, three of four tires were coming off, the airbags had deployed, and fuel was leaking. The Madison Fire Department was called in to neutralize the spill.

The driver had fled the scene, but was located at his home after officers ran the SUV's license plate. His family was not aware he had taken it out for a joyride until police told them it was now inoperable and being towed away.

 

Released 07/25/2014 at 1:14 PM by PIO Joel Despain

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