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Manitowoc man jailed in tricycle hit-and-run

  • Associated Press
  • January 19, 2014 - 2:50 PM

MANITOWOC, Wis. — A man suspected of drunken-driving was jailed Sunday after a hit-and-run crash involving a man on a pedal tricycle that left the victim sticking through the vehicle's windshield.

The vehicle, driven by a 20-year-old man, hit the a 56-year-old man riding the tricycle about 8:30 p.m. Saturday, the Manitowoc Police Department said in a news release. The cyclist went partly through the windshield of the vehicle, but the motorist did not stop. Instead, police said, the driver headed home, striking another vehicle along the way when he ran a stop sign.

The cyclist pulled himself into the vehicle after it stopped at the suspect's home, and the suspect then tried to lock him inside, the statement said.

A witness had followed the suspect to his home and called police, who arrested him. The victim was able to get out of the vehicle. Police found him nearby.

The cyclist was taken to a hospital, where he was treated and released for unspecified nonlife-threatening injuries.

The suspect, who suffered a "significant laceration" on his hand, faces potential charges including OWI causing injury, hit and run causing injury, and failure to render aid.

The investigation was continuing, and police were looking for other witnesses.

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