Posted Tuesday, September 4, 2012 --- 1:20 p.m.
From the Madison Police Department:
09/03/2012 - 6:15 PM
4300 block E. Washington Ave.
Yiye Jose Velasco, age 21, Fitchburg
aka "Jose Garcia Gamboa"
Mr. Velasco was arrested for Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence - 6th offense and Resisting/Obstructing.
A concerned citizen followed a suspected drunken driver Monday evening as the impaired man ran several stop lights along busy E. Washington Ave., nearly hitting many vehicles.
An officer contacted the suspect, who provided a fake identity, in the 4300 block.
He told the officer that many cars had cut him off along E. Washington Ave. and that he had run into these cars.
The suspect is being investigated for several hit-and-run crashes, all of which appeared to have been minor collisions.
His blood alcohol test registered a 0.28, and several bottles of beer were found under a blanket in the back of the damaged car he was driving.