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Police: Drunken woman arrested in hit-and-run

Suspect was knocking on residents' doors, police say

MADISON, Wis. - Madison police said they arrested an intoxicated woman in a hit-and-run crash after she ran out of gas Friday night.

A 24-year-old Madison man said he was driving on Williamson Street and was about to turn onto to South Ingersoll Street when he was rear-ended by another car.

Police said the man tried to pull over to talk with the driver, but she drove around him, striking his car again, and then sped off.

The victim provided the license plate of the woman's vehicle to police.

Residents living near North Fourth Street and East Johnson Street called for police around 11:30 p.m. Friday after an intoxicated woman started knocking on doors, according to a Madison Police Department incident report.

Police said that when officers found her, she was back in her damaged car. She said she had run out of gas.

Police said they identified the woman's car as the one reported in the hit-and-run crash.

The suspect, identified as Dawn M. Derouin, 35, of Madison, was combative and "mule kicked" one arresting officer in the left thigh area, close to the groin, as he and others struggled to her in a squad car, according to the incident report.

Police said Derouin was arrested on tentative charges of hit-and-run, operating while intoxicated -- second offense, two counts of disorderly conduct and operating while revoked.

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