Beaver Dam Man Makes Initial Appearance On Charges He Injured Another Motorist In Hit And Run Crash

(Beaver Dam) A Beaver Dam man charged with injuring another motorist in a hit and run rollover crash made his initial appearance in court this week. Chase Fletcher is facing a felony count of Hit and Run Involving Injury. The victim called 911 just after 5am in February, reporting that a vehicle had hit him on Highway 33 north of McKinley Beach Road in the Town of Beaver Dam and kept driving. The victim’s vehicle rolled multiple times before coming to a rest on the driver’s side door. A deputy was able to follow a trail of engine coolant from the suspected vehicle that caused the crash to a residence that reportedly belonged to Fletcher. According to the criminal complaint, an F-150 with heavy front end damage was found at the home. When questioned, Fletcher allegedly said he was out all night ice fishing on Fox Lake and drank two beers. He said he did not remember the crash but reportedly admitted being behind the wheel. If convicted, the 32-year-old faces up to nine months in prison. A signature bond was set at $1,000 and a preliminary hearing is scheduled for June 24th.