Beaver Dam Man Accused Of Leaving Scene Of Injury Accident

(Beaver Dam) A Beaver Dam man is accused of fleeing the scene of an accident that injured one person. Robbie Holst made his initial appearance in court Monday on one felony charge of Hit and Run Involving Injury as well as two misdemeanor Bail Jumping charges and one misdemeanor charge of Operating While Revoked. On December 21, officers responded to a hit and run that occurred at the intersection of West Street and West Maple Avenue in the city of Beaver Dam. While patrolling the area, a police officer spotted a vehicle parked at a residence on Haskell Street with severe front-end damage. According to the criminal complaint, Holst was travelling southbound on West Street and observed another car pull into the intersection. The 24-year-old reportedly slammed on the brakes and attempted to swerve to avoid hitting the other vehicle but ended up making contact. Holst told police that he saw that the car was still moving after the collision and assumed that they were okay and continued on. Holst said that he was (quote), “freaking out,” and was afraid that he would go to jail. He allegedly acknowledged that he should not have been driving due to his revoked license. The driver of the other vehicle was treated at Beaver Dam Community Hospital with head and neck injuries. If convicted, Holst is facing over three years behind bars. A signature bond was at $2,000 and a preliminary hearing is scheduled for March 1.