Hit and Run Suspect in Custody

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Kevin Rogan

On Friday night at 7:50 p.m., officers responded to numerous 911 calls of a traffic crash at University Avenue and Park Street.

According to a statement issued by Sgt. Don Mueller, of the Middleton Police Department, one of the vehicles fled the scene and witnesses were able to provide officers with a description and license plate number.  Another driver was also able to keep the vehicle in sight until officers arrived. The driver fled on foot and was located and detained by officers a few blocks from his home.  The driver of the other vehicle sustained non-life threatening injuries and refused medical treatment at the scene.

 Kevin P. Rogan, 51, of Middleton, was arrested and tentatively charged with Operating While Intoxicated – 5th offense and hit & run causing injury, both felony charges. 

Rogan was also issued citations for inattentive driving and driving without insurance.  He was jailed on the felony charges. December is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month, designed to increase awareness of the dangers of driving drunk or drugged, as well as distracted driving, including texting while driving.

The Middleton Police Department would like to remind drivers to plan ahead and designate a sober driver or arrange another safe ride home before taking part in holiday festivities to make sure everyone has a safe and happy holiday season. 

 

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