Deputy stakes out hit-and-run site, spots damaged car a day later

Deputy stakes out hit-and-run site, spots damaged car a day later

A Reedsburg man was arrested on suspicion of hit-and-run in Sauk County early Thursday, officials said.

The Sauk County Sheriff’s Office said a woman was driving at 7:20 a.m. on Highway 23/33 in front of the Reedsburg Country Club when her vehicle was was struck by a red Chrysler car.

According to the report, the driver of the red vehicle left the scene of the crash. The sheriff’s office said Thursday afternoon that it was looking for the red car, which would have damage to the driver’s side of the vehicle, including the driver-side mirror.

The sheriff’s office said that Friday morning, a deputy staked out the site of the crash at about the same time as the crash Thursday and observed a red Chrysler drive by that had damage consitent with the damage the hit-and-run car would have.

The deputy stopped the vehicle and spoke to the driver, Eric J. Ostrander, 37, who admitted to the deputy that he was the offending driver in the hit-and-run, according to the report.

Ostrander was arrested and taken to the Sauk County Jail where he was charged with hit-and-run and failure to notify police of an accident.

The sheriff’s office said two small children were passengers in the car that was struck. No injuries were reported.

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