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Driver bails from truck, endangers pedestrians

Published On: Dec 10 2012 12:40:39 PM CST   Updated On: Dec 11 2012 08:20:46 AM CST

MADISON, Wis. -

A Madison man bailed from his truck while it was still in gear, endangering about 50 people in the area early Sunday morning, according to police.

A Madison police officer was trying to stop a truck on State Street at about 2:45 a.m. and called off a short pursuit. The officer reported seeing the truck turn onto West Dayton Street and go through two intersections at about 40 mph.

A short time later UW-Madison police reported the truck was found at the intersection of Dayton and Park streets.

Witnesses told police the driver had bailed out of the truck while it was still in gear. It eventually hit a tree, according to police.

Witnesses said there were at least 50 people in the area of the truck crash. No pedestrians were injured and the driver, Scott A. McLean, 20, was treated for a cut on his head.

He was arrested on suspicion of operating under the influence, second-degree recklessly endangering safety, eluding, two counts of failure to obey a traffic sign and being underage with a false identification.

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