Racine man charged with felony hit and run after northside accident

Bryan CollinsBryan D Collins 46 of Racine has been charged with Hit and Run-Involve Injury, two counts of Bail Jumping-Misdemeanor, and disorderly conduct. He is being held on $5,000 bond after making his initial appearance today in Racine Circuit Court. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for October 8, 2015.

According to the criminal complaint on September 26, 2015 Racine Police were dispatched to a hit and run with injuries at High and Charles Streets. Upon arrival officers spoke to a witness who stated that the suspect vehicle ran a stop sign at the intersection striking a vehicle. The witness claims that the vehicle backed up and “go around” the other vehicle like nothing happened. The witness believes the suspect vehicle was going at least “60 m.p.h.” southbound on Charles fleeing the scene and believed part of the license plate was 941. The driver of the victim vehicle was transported to the hospital with injuries.

It should be noted that shortly before the accident, another party contact Racine Police stating she had been assaulted by a party (identified as the defendant) and he had taken her car and was driving away from the Citgo gas station at Goold and Douglas, the complaint states. Officers tried to locate the party and were unable to, the complaint states she had left the area and they would wait for recall.

Later that evening police responded to the 1800 block of 12th Street for a civil trouble. When officers arrived and spoke with the victim she stated that the defendant and her had argued in her vehicle, and she had asked him to pull over by Boost Mobile on Douglas, where she had contacted police originally. The victim also stated to police that she had been slapped by the defendant. The victim states that she was picked up and taken to a residence after she couldn’t locate her vehicle in the area and upon arriving on 12th Street she located her vehicle there and had been damaged in what appeared was an accident.

The defendant was taken into custody who stated that he had not been driving and the other party was and put the blame on her and said she had lied (Racine County Dispatch records show otherwise). The defendant was transported to Racine County Jail and according to the criminal complaint the defendant had a PBT of .231