Williams arrested following hit and run
Bruce E. Williams, 36, of Sparta was charged last Friday in Monroe County Circuit court with a hit and run and resisting or obstructing an officer after he failed to report an accident to law enforcement.
On Aug. 7, at approximately 1:37 p.m., officers were dispatched to McCoy Blvd and N Superior Ave in Tomah for the report of a traffic crash. Officers were informed there was a road blockage and that one of the drivers involved in the accident had allegedly fled on foot.
Upon arrival, officers observed a black Pontiac Grand Prix facing eastbound, which appeared to have collided with a dark colored Jeep Wrangler. According to the complaint, the driver of the jeep, Phillip Berry, and the passenger, Sandra Hutchens, told officers that the driver of the Pontiac allegedly did not stop for the red light and continued east where it collided with the Jeep.
Berry told officers he was attempting to conduct a left hand turn when he was struck. He also stated that the driver of the Pontiac allegedly told him and Hutchens that the brakes on his vehicle did not work, grabbed a bag out of his vehicle and fled on foot without providing his name or information.
Officers were able to apprehend the suspect, identified as Williams, who matched the description provided by witnesses. Williams had allegedly tried to evade police contact by going into the employee only portion of the Wal-Mart in Tomah.
Through investigation, it was found that Williams’ license was revoked for an OWI related offense and he was on felony bond out of Monroe County.
Williams was additionally charged with felony bail jumping, violating a court order by tampering/failing to install an ignition interlock device and operating while revoked. A $500 cash bond was set.
Williams is scheduled for an initial appearance before Judge Todd Ziegler on Aug. 21 at 1 p.m.