Marshfield man arrested following hit and run, high-speed chase
For Hub City Times
MARSHFIELD – A Marshfield man is facing numerous charges after a single-vehicle hit-and-run crash on March 29. The incident occurred just before 11 p.m. at Third Street and Peach Avenue.
According to Marshfield police, a 19-year-old man was going south on Peach when he attempted a left-hand turn onto eastbound Third Street. The driver took the turn too wide, drove over the curb and hit a “No Trucks” street sign posted near the corner.
An Arpin man who witnessed the crash told police the driver got out of his car holding a liquor bottle and asked for a ride. The man then got back in his vehicle and drove off, heading north on Peach at speeds exceeding 60 miles per hour.
An officer in an unmarked car also noticed numerous traffic violations, including driving left of center and reckless driving. Other officers responded and a short high-speed chase ensued. The man was eventually pulled over and arrested on suspicion of OWI, operating with a suspended license, hit-and-run causing property damage, reckless driving, and fleeing a police officer.