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Indiana man accused of hit and run, drunken driving

A 30-year-old Indiana man allegedly injured a woman with his truck while drunk, then fled the scene and tried to escape arrest when police found him.

James Bartlett was charged on Monday, Aug. 4, in Waukesha County Circuit Court with second-degree reckless endangering, hit and run, causing injury while intoxicated and attempted escape.

According to the criminal complaint, Bartlett pinned a woman between his truck and another vehicle late Saturday, Aug. 2, at Club Shamrock in Big Bend while trying to back out of a parking stall.

The woman reportedly tried to stop Bartlett from leaving because she knew that he was drunk and was carrying passengers.

Police tracked Bartlett to the Rodeway Inn in Mukwonago and arrested him after he refused to perform any field sobriety tests.

Court records indicate that Bartlett posted his $5,000 cash bond last Wednesday, Aug. 7, and was released on conditions that he maintain absolute sobriety and have no contact with any witnesses listed in the complaint.

Bartlett’s next court hearing is scheduled for Monday, Aug 25.

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