Police notice damaged vehicle driving to crash, arrest driver

22-year-old Prairie du Chien man faces hit-and-run, OWI charges
Police notice damaged vehicle driving to crash, arrest driver

A Prairie du Chien man trying to drive away from a crash was stopped by police who noticed his vehicle was damaged, officials said.

Just before noon on Friday the Prairie du Chien police responded to reports of a vehicle crash with possible injuries near the 100 block of North Michigan Street, according to a release.

While officers were driving to the crash, they noticed an SUV near the intersection of North Michigan and East Park streets with moderate front-end damage driving away from the crash site, authorities said.

An officer initiated a traffic stop on the SUV on North Wacouta Avenue while the other officer continued to the crash site, according to the release.

During the traffic stop the officer determined the driver of the SUV, Nicholas A. Pecinovsky, 22, of Prairie du Chien, had hit another SUV and drove away from the scene, police said.

Pecinovsky was arrested on tentative charges of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated causing injury and hit-and-run causing injury, according to the release. He was also cited for not having insurance.