MADISON (WKOW) -- Madison Police say two concerned citizens helped officers chase a hit-and-run suspect Thursday morning on the 1900 block of Windom Way.
Witnesses said 31-year-old James Blandin, of Madison, drove a BMW "at full throttle" into a light pole on Packers Avenue, then got out of the car and ran away.
The two citizens chased the fleeing man until police arrived and tried to help an officer grab the suspect. He escaped and jumped a fence, before an officer tackled him.
The suspect told police he had been at an "after-set party" and had been driving around dropping off friends at their work places. He was the only one in the car at the time of the crash.
Blandin faces charges of Operating While Intoxicated, 3rd offense and Bail Jumping. He was also cited for Hit & Run and Failure to Prove Insurance Coverage.
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