MADISON (WKOW) — Police arrested a Madison man Saturday after they say he ran a red light, crashed, led authorities on a car chase, collided with a building and then ran from authorities.
Quentin D. Spears, 30, is being held on charges of hit-and-run, fleeing/eluding police, operating while intoxicated, resisting/obstructing and operating while revoked, according to a Madison Police Department incident report. Police have also placed him on a probation hold.
Police arrived at the intersection of West Gorham Street and Wisconsin Avenue just before 2 a.m. after an allegedly intoxicated Spears ran a red light and hit another car, police said.
The two people in the other car, police said, were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Spears allegedly sped away from the crash dragging his front bumper, police said. “MPD officers briefly pursued him before shutting down red lights and siren for safety reasons as the suspect went outbound on Johnson Street operating on the wrong side of the road, going an estimated 60 to 70 mph in a construction zone.”
Spears allegedly hit several construction barrels, signs and had a near miss with an oncoming truck before going off the road and striking a building at 312 N. Third St. police said.
Authorities allege Spears ran from the crash on foot. Officers from Madison and Maple Bluff gave chase.
Spears allegedly tripped before being caught and struggling with officers.