A Racine man is charged with felony hit-and-run causing injury after a Saturday crash at the intersection of High and Charles streets.
Police were called to the intersection at 7:36 p.m., where a witness said a white Nissan blew a stop sign, striking a vehicle that was going east on High Street. The witness gave a partial plate number, but could not describe the driver, according to court records.
The witness said the Nissan baked up to go around the other vehicle, “like nothing happened,” and said the Nissan appeared to be going at least 60 mph. The driver of the struck vehicle, a 28-year-old pregnant woman, was taken to the hospital for treatment of possible injuries.
Just before the crash, dispatch reeived a call from a woman who said her boyfriend assaulted her, then drove her white Nissan vehicle away. Later that night, the Nissan was found outside a home in the 1800 block of 12th Street. The car was missing a front bumper, had no grill emblem and had red paint transfer marks on the hood. Inside, was an unopened beer.
Police spoke to Bryan Collins, who denied any involvemenet in the crash, and said the woman who reported he assaulted her was lying. Collins is charged with felony hit and run, disorderly conduct and misdemeanor bail jumping.
He is being held in the Racine County Jail on a $5,000 cash bond. A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for Oct. 8.