Deputies: Drunken driver strikes vehicle, flees

Man suspected of 5th OWI
Deputies: Drunken driver strikes vehicle, flees
Jose A. Lazo

A Cottage Grove man was arrested on suspicion of fifth-offense operating while intoxicated after hitting an unoccupied vehicle and fleeing Thursday night, according to the Dane County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies were called to 3438 U.S. Highway 12 in the town of Blooming Grove at 11:45 p.m. for a report of a hit-and-run crash.

Investigators said Jose A. Lazo, 24, ran away after striking the unoccupied vehicle, and was found a short distance away.

Lazo was also arrested on suspicion of hit-and-run, failure to report an accident, operating after revocation and for not having insurance.