Suspected hit-and-run nets nearly a dozen charges

Police: 30-year-old struck 2 cars, fled scene on Madison's west side

Published On: Jan 04 2014 05:58:11 PM CST   Updated On: Jan 04 2014 06:02:18 PM CST
MADISON, Wis. -

Police said a 30-year-old man was charged with nearly a dozen counts in connection to a suspected hit-and-run accident Friday.

The Madison Police Department said John Willborn was driving in the Raymond Road and South Whitney Way area at about 9:03 p.m. when he struck two cars, then fled the scene at a high rate of speed. 

Officers were able to catch up with Willborn a few miles away on South Pleasant View and Junction roads after witnesses provided police with a vehicle description and direction of travel. 

Police said Willborn made multiple traffic violations and "poor driving decisions."

Willborn was charged with two counts of felony bail jumping, possession of drug paraphernalia, hit-and-run to an attended vehicle, imprudent speed, failure to stop at a stop sign, operating while suspended, passing in a no-passing zone and driving without insurance.