SPARTA, Wis. (WEAU) – An Elroy man is facing 2nd degree recklessly endangering safety and hit and run charges in Monroe County.
Christopher Medina, 40, was charged April 29 in Monroe County Circuit Court with 2nd-degree recklessly endangering safety with the use of a dangerous weapon and hit-and-run involving injury, both felonies, according to online court records.
In a press release, the Sparta Police Department said that a pedestrian was hit by a vehicle on the 100 block of Avon Road in Sparta on the city’s south side at 10:01 p.m. on April 28. The victim said that the vehicle intentionally swerved toward him before hitting him.
Police said Medina then fled the scene. The man struck by the vehicle had minor injuries and was taken to Mayo Clinic.
The Tomah Police Department found the vehicle in the City of Tomah a short time later, according to the release, and arrested Medina. Medina was charged and posted a $500 cash bond. He is scheduled for an initial appearance on May 6.
Assisting the Sparta and Tomah police departments were the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department, Sparta Area Ambulance and Monroe County 911 Communications Center.