Police: Man eluding police, 2 passengers flee on foot after hit-and-run crash

Police: Man eluding police, 2 passengers flee on foot after hit-and-run crash

Three teens were arrested Friday night after police said a driver eluded police, then he and his two passengers ran from the vehicle after a brief police pursuit and crash, according to a news release.

Madison police said an officer tried to stop a vehicle that reportedly did not have its headlights on while traveling on John Nolen Drive at about 11:15 p.m. The officer attempted to stop the vehicle on Williamson Street but the vehicle did not pull over. 

Police pursued the vehicle, and shortly after the pursuit began, the vehicle struck another vehicle on Williamson Street at Brearly Street, according to the report. After the crash, the driver, 19-year-old Maurice Bowman, of Madison, and the two passengers, 18-year-old Terrance Carr and 17-year-old Lavonte Hatchett, both of Madison, fled the vehicle.

Bowman, Carr and Hatchett were later found, arrested and taken to Dane County Jail, police said.

The 25-year-old driver of the vehicle that Bowman’s vehicle reportedly hit was taken to the hospital, treated and released, according to the report.

Madison police Sgt. William Quast said at least two of the three arrested suffered facial injuries in the crash. A photo taken of Hatchett on his arrest showed his left eye closed and bloody. A photo of Carr showed a large bandage on his forehead.

Quast also said Bowman, Carr and Hatchett did not resist arrest.

Police said Bowman was charged with eluding police, hit-and-run failing to render aid, a probation violation. He was also cited for suspected traffic violations. Hatchett was charged with obstructing police, possession of marijuana and a probation hold. Carr was charged with obstructing police.