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Police: Man attempts to flee from hit-and-run crash

Belleville man returned to scene, became combative, officials say

MIDDLETON, Wis. - A Belleville man attempted to flee the scene of a crash on foot in the town of Middleton early Sunday morning, officials said.

Dane County sheriff's deputies responded to Silk Exotic Gentlemen's Club at 7302 Highway 14 around 1:55 a.m. for reports of a relatively minor hit-and-run crash in the parking lot, according to a release.

Before deputies got on scene, the at-fault driver, Kristian Olson, 24, attempted to flee in the offending vehicle but got stuck while attempting to exit the parking lot through an area not designated for traffic, officials said. Olson then exited the vehicle and fled the area on foot.

Deputies said they were able to talk with Olson and persuade him to return to the scene.

Olson was arrested after failing standardized field sobriety testing, according to the release.

While he was being transported to the Dane County Jail, Olson started intentionally banging his head on the interior squad cage that separates the arrested person and the deputy, officials said.

Officials said Olson was handcuffed and had a seat belt on, but the deputy had to pull over and call for additional assistance in restraining Olson further.

Olson was eventually transported to UW Hospital for self-inflicted injuries, according to the release. He continued to be combative with law enforcement and medical staff.

He is being charged with first-offense operating while intoxicated and obstructing/resisting an officer, officials said. He was also cited for a hit and run.

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