Man charged in hit and run that injured 14 year-old


mppd1On 12/23/15 at 4:00 am Mount Pleasant Police Officers received information on the identity of the Hit and Run suspect. After interviewing additional witnesses the suspect and the vehicle were located. Nicholas Starks, 34 of Racine was taken into custody, cited for the following and later released.

346.67(1) Hit and Run- involving injury, misdemeanor
343.44(1)(b) Operating while revoked, misdemeanor
344.62(1) Operating motor vehicle without insurance, ordinance

On Tuesday 12/22/2015 at 7:05am, The Racine Communications Center dispatched Mount Pleasant Police Officers to STH 20/Washington Ave and Oakes Road for a pedestrian that was struck by a vehicle. Mount Pleasant Officers arrived on scene and determined the offending vehicle had left the scene of the accident prior to Officers arrival.

The pedestrian, a 14 year old boy was crossing STH 20, S/B through stopped traffic. The suspect vehicle was traveling E/B passing vehicles on the right shoulder of STH 20/Washington Ave, when the boy was struck. The suspect stopped briefly got out of his vehicle checked on the boy, before leaving the scene E/B.

The suspect vehicle was described as a teal colored late 90s 4 door vehicle. The suspect was described as a B/M in his late 30s or early 40s. The boy is being treated at Wheaton Franciscan hospital with non life threatening injuries.