RACINE, WI (WTAQ) - A 50-year-old woman has been charged in a drunken hit-and-run traffic crash that injured a Racine County sheriff’s deputy.
Denise Olson of Mount Pleasant was charged Tuesday with causing injury by drunk driving, felony hit-and-run, and driving after her license was revoked.
The deputy suffered a head injury, and was treated at a hospital and later released.
The officer said he was crossing a Racine intersection late Monday night when an SUV speeded toward him, made a sharp turn, hit his squad car, and drove away.
Prosecutors said the deputy was dizzy when he followed the woman’s SUV. It drove for about two-tenths-of-a-mile before the hood came up and the driver stopped.
Olson escaped injury. Her bond was initially set at $2,500.