Madison
14° F
Light Snow
Light Snow
Advertisement

Motorists help police track suspected drunken driver

Published On: Apr 26 2013 11:07:34 AM CDT   Updated On: Apr 26 2013 11:28:52 AM CDT

MADISON, Wis. -

Motorists helped police track a suspected hit-and-run driver until police could make an arrest Thursday afternoon.

Madison police said an SUV driven by Patrick M. Dolan, 43, of Sun Prairie, rear-ended a car driven by a 44-year-old Fort Atkinson woman at the intersection of South Stoughton Road and Pflaum Road after 4 p.m.

A witness told police the SUV was weaving onto gravel shoulders. It also stopped in the middle of Buckeye Road for no apparent reason and nearly collided head-on with two approaching vehicles while turning from Buckeye Road onto Sprecher Road, according to the witness.

Police said they pulled Dolan over on Sprecher Road just south of Wyalusing Drive and found him passed out behind the wheel.

Dolan's blood alcohol level was recorded at 0.374 using a breath test more than two hours after leaving the scene of the crash, according to police.

Dolan was arrested on suspicion of hit-and-run operating while intoxicated, following too closely, having open intoxicants in the vehicle and improper registration.

South Stoughton Road and Pflaum Road

Advertisement
  • Mil debate media gallery main

    Win McNamee/Getty Images

    Clinton, Sanders face off in Milwaukee debate

    Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton participate in the PBS NewsHour Democratic presidential candidate debate at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in Milwaukee. The debate is the final debate before the Nevada caucuses scheduled for Feb. 20.

  • Wildlife refuge

    CNN

    Oregon armed protesters: What to know

    A 41-day occupation at a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon ended Thursday when the four remaining protesters surrendered to authorities. Here is what to you need to know about the group.

  • Titanic II

    Blue Star Line

    Titanic II: A look inside

    The new Titanic II will be practically identical to the original luxury liner, which famously sank in April 1912 after striking an iceberg on its maiden voyage. Here's a look inside the ocean liner, which is slated to sail in 2018.

  • Audrey

    Audrey

    Look Who's 3

    Check out who's turning 3, and send in your photo.

  • Valentine's Day card

    Valentine's Day

    Gift ideas, getting in the mood, popping the question, recipes and ideas for kids, all in our special section dedicated to Valentine's Day.

  • heart--stethoscope--doctor--medical---21654271

    Healthy Heart

    Tips to stay heart healthy, reducing your risk of heart disease, advice and the latest research on heart health.

Advertisement