Beaver Dam Man Gets Probation For Leaving Injury Accident Scene

(Beaver Dam) A Beaver Dam man entered a no contest plea Wednesday to charges that he left the scene of an injury accident. Robbie Holst avoided a felony record after pleading to reduced misdemeanor Hit and Run along with two misdemeanor Bail Jumping charges and one misdemeanor charge of Operating While Revoked. Officer responded to a hit and run in December 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. Prosecutors say Holst was traveling southbound on West Street and observed another car pull into the intersection. The 24-year-old slammed on his 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 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 for head and neck injuries. Holst was placed on probation for 18 months.