Couple suspected in drunken hit-and-run crash

Passenger grabbed car's steering wheel, police say
Couple suspected in drunken hit-and-run crash
Alyssa Barry and Shane Hendrix

A Madison couple was arrested after a drunken hit-and-run crash on the east side Thursday night, according to a release from Madison police.

Police said Alyssa Barry, 29, and Shane Hendrix, 38, left a bar in the same car and got into an argument. Witnesses and the driver, Barry, told police Hendrix grabbed the wheel of the car, causing it to rear-end another car waiting at the intersection of Stoughton Road and Highway 30 after 11 p.m.

A person in the other car suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Barry and Hendrix left the scene and were found by officers a short time later, police said.

Barry was arrested on suspicion of hit-and-run involving injury, hit-and-run of an attended vehicle, second-offense operating while intoxicated this time involving injury, operating with a prohibited alcohol concentration and non-registration of auto.

Hendrix was arrested on suspicion of reckless driving endangering safety, fourth offense operating while intoxicated this time causing injury and operating with a prohibited alcohol concentration.

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