Man in custody after running from hit-and-run in Columbia County

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COLUMBIA COUNTY, Wis. (WMTV) -- A man is in custody after he crashed into another car and then fled on foot Friday evening in Columbia County. He was at large for almost 23 hours since the accident.

Wisconsin State Patrol said authorities received a tip on the man's location and arrested him at around 7 p.m. Saturday. He is being held at the Columbia County Jail.

The State Patrol did not specify where the man was arrested or what charges he is facing.

State Patrol said authorities searched the man's house and did not find him Saturday morning.

Sgt. Gary Helgerson, with Wisconsin State Patrol, said it happened just before 6 p.m. Friday. Troopers responded to a call of a pickup truck blocking the middle and right southbound lanes of the interstate. He said the pickup hit a barrier and then came to a stop in the middle of traffic.

When troopers arrived, the driver had already left the vehicle. Troopers and Columbia County deputies and K-9 unit searched the wooded area near I39/90 and Highway 60.

The K9 unit then tracked the man away from the interstate and officials plan on visiting the man's residence and other locations, according to Helgerson.

Sauk County and Columbia County officials continue to assist the Wisconsin State Patrol at this time.