Alleged drunk driver collides with taxi on West Dayton Street, flees scene
Madison police arrested 23-year-old Ulices Lopez Guadarrama after the alleged drunk driver crashed into a taxicab Saturday on West Dayton Street, injuring a 55-year-old man.Image By: Courtesy of Dane County Sheriff's Office
An alleged drunk driver crashed into a taxi on West Dayton Street—injuring a 55-year-old passenger—and drove away early Saturday morning, the Madison Police Department said Monday.
Ulices Lopez Guadarrama, 23, was arrested for driving while intoxicated and causing injury, a hit-and-run involving injury, running a red light and driving without insurance, according to MPD Public Information Officer Joel DeSpain.
Guadarrama reportedly ran a red light before colliding with the cab and driving away. His front bumper broke off in the crash, DeSpain said, allowing officers to run his license plate and identify him.
A Dane County sheriff was able to spot the suspect near the intersection of Campus Drive and University Avenue and arrested him.
The passenger suffered a head cut and other injuries. The taxi driver was not hurt.
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