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Hit-and-run driver will be arrested for 5th OWI after hospital release, officials say

Police: Daniel Roach fled scene, found passed out in home with injuries

JANESVILLE, Wis. - A Janesville man will be arrested on fifth offense operating while intoxicated charges after he is released from the hospital, according to a release.

Janesville police officers were dispatched after reports of a car vs. tree crash in the 1600 block of Highland Avenue in Janesville at 2:22 a.m. Sunday, according to the release.

Officials said a witness saw the driver flee the accident scene on foot.

Officers found a gray Pontiac Grand Prix with heavy front-end damage, according to the release.

Officials said the driver was gone but blood was found in the car and was tracked west from the scene.

The registered owner of the vehicle was Daniel V. Roach, 30, of Janesville, according to the release.

Officials said the blood continued to Roach's address at 1916 Highland Ave. in Janesville.

Blood was found on the door, and after receiving no response, officers forced entry to check Roach's welfare, according to the release.

Officials said Roach was found passed out with facial injuries and smelling of intoxicants.

Roach was transported to Mercy Hospital where he is being treated for his injuries, according to the release. Roach refused a blood test and a search warrant was issued for a blood sample. The results are pending.

Department of Transportation records indicated Roach had four prior OWI offenses, according to the release.

Officials said Roach will be arrested on charges of fifth offense OWI and hit-and-run when he is released from the hospital.

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