The Lodi Police Department assisted in the arrest of a Madison man involved in a hit and run crash Tuesday, June 11.

At around 11 a.m., the Columbia County Sheriff’s office reported a hit and run crash on Rausch Road in the Town of West Point.

According to a press release, A vehicle legally parked along Rausch Road was reported to have been struck by a passing motorist. Both vehicles received considerable damage with no injuries reported.

The offending driver, Ronald A. Garske, 54, Madison, attempted to flee by driving away but was located down the road when his vehicle stopped running.

With the help from area resident witnesses and an off-duty law enforcement officer, officials were able to locate Garske who was still sitting in his vehicle.

He was charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence-eighth offense, operating after revocation-second offense, obstructing justice and hit and run to property.

Sheriff Roger Brandner wants to extend his appreciation to those area residents as well as the off-duty law enforcement officer who were instrumental in assisting the Sheriff’s Office in locating and arresting the suspect.

The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office was assisted on scene by the Sauk Prairie Police Department, Lodi Police Department, Sauk Prairie Fire Department, Sauk Prairie EMS, and Everett’s Towing.

This incident remains under investigation by the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office.

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