Milwaukee man arrested after hit and run accident


mppd1On Saturday January 2, 2016 at 12:36pm, Mount Pleasant Police were dispatched to an unknown injury accident, at STH 20 and the I-94 East Frontage road. The first officer arrived within minutes and was told the offending vehicle had fled northbound on I-94 towards Milwaukee, not stopping to make contact with the three occupants of the victim vehicle.

Racine County Dispatch advised a witness to the crash was following the offending vehicle N/B on I-94. The offending operator, not aware he was being followed, suddenly exited I-94 at 7 mile road. While eastbound in the 13000 block of 7 mile Road the operator drove recklessly into a front yard of a residence, at a high rate of speed, and exited into the parking lot at the BP gas station. The witness continued to follow the offending vehicle east on 7 Mile Rd and proceed south on Hwy V to Hwy G and then west to I 94. The operator was able to get back on I 94 southbound at Hwy G.

A Racine County Sheriff Deputy and Mount Pleasant Squads caught up with the vehicle on southbound I 94 and Spring St and conducted a high risk stop at the Hwy 20 off ramp. The operator Israel M Oliver, 30 years old, of Milwaukee was taken into custody without incident.

There were no reported injuries and alcohol was not a factor in the accident.

Israel M Oliver was transported to the Racine County jail and held on the following charges:

Hit and Run attended vehicle 346.67 (1)
Reckless Driving 346.62(2)