Police identify hit-and-run driver

MADISON, Wis. - Madison police have located the driver in a hit-and-run accident that left a UW-Madison student with significant injuries Friday morning.  

Officers used surveillance footage to locate the car involved in the accident, a white Mazda 3.  Hours later, police said they arrested the driver, Mustafa M. Al Taie, and tentatively charged him with failure to render aid.

Police said the victim, a 20-year-old student, was in the crosswalk on East Johnson Street at North Pinckney Street when the car struck her.

Al Taie did not stop and continued outbound on East Johnson Street. He then turned down North Franklin Street, traveling the wrong way on the one-way street. Then the driver struck a parked car, causing significant damage, and again did not stop, police said.

Police said Al Taie is being held in the Dane County Jail and the investigation is ongoing.


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