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A Racine man was arrested for a hit and run involving a woman’s car on March 31 at the intersection of Racine Street and DeKoven Avenue.

James P. Fonk II, 28, was driving a grey Jeep Cherokee and hauling a trailer full of his belongings when he slammed into the back of a car sitting at the intersection and fled, according to a criminal complaint by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office.

The other driver received medical attention due to severe neck and back pain from the crash.

Police caught Fonk after a Racine woman reported her vehicle was driven in a hit and run crash. The woman told police Fonk was helping her move and he had dropped her off at work. He was supposed to finish moving the items, then drop her car off at her job. But he told her he was involved in a crash.

Another witness that was in the car with Fonk told police he was intoxicated at the time of the accident.

Fonk, who didn’t have a valid license, told police that the crash happened in three different places.

Fonk is charged with hit and run causing an injury, and two counts of misdemeanor bail jumping.

Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.