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A 41-year-old Beaver Dam man faces felony hit and run causing injury charges after his vehicle allegedly struck a pedestrian on Highway I on Monday night. The Dodge County Sheriff's Office sent out a press release looking for the driver of a vehicle like the one pictured and the man turned himself in to the sheriff's office.

TOWN OF OAK GROVE — A 41-year-old Beaver Dam man is facing charges after his vehicle allegedly struck a pedestrian on Highway I Monday night.

According to a press release from the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office, Colin Biel reported to the sheriff’s office at 7 a.m. Tuesday after viewing a press release the sheriff’s office had sent out asking for information about the crash. Biel was arrested and booked into the jail and felony charges of hit-and-run causing injury are being requested from the Dodge County District Attorney’s Office.

Dodge County Sheriff Dale Schmidt reminds drivers that leaving the scene of a crash is a serious offense, especially when someone is injured.

“Deputies and communications officers worked very hard through the night to gather all pertinent information and requested the assistance of all local body shops in locating this vehicle,” Schmidt said. “It is likely that had the subject not come forward, they would have located him and the truck quickly, as most often is the case.

It is always advisable to stop and remain at the scene if you are involved in a crash, take responsibility for what occurred and care for the injured.

The repercussions are mostly likely going to be much more severe for a driver to leave the scene of a crash.”

According to the original press release from the sheriff’s office, a 911 call was received on Monday at 7:18 p.m. for a pedestrian that had been struck on Highway I near Highway 33. Investigation revealed a 32-year-old Reeseville man was struck by a truck heading south on Highway I. He was located in the ditch by another driver. The man was transported to Beaver Dam Community Hospital by Beaver Dam paramedics and then taken by Flight for Life to Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee with serious injuries.

The identity of the injured pedestrian continues to be withheld by the sheriff’s office.

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