Skip to Content

Man arrested for OWI after 81-year-old woman hurt in crash

MADISON (WKOW) — Madison police arrested a man after a 81-year-old woman was hurt in a crash late New Year’s Day.

Police say the crash happened at about 11 p.m. near Zeier Road and East Washington Avenue.  Police say 47-year-old Chad G. Martin was driving without headlights and crashed head-on into a vehicle.

Police say Martin ran away to his mother’s house.  That’s where police arrested him.  He was taken to the hospital, and police got a blood sample.  He was booked into jail on six charges.

The woman in the other car had to be taken to the hospital for serious injuries, including broken bones.

The road was closed for about an hour and a half as police did their investigation.

Kristen Summers

Wake Up Wisconsin Producer

Skip to content