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Brownsville man accused of ramming ex-girlfriend’s car, making death threats



A 30-year-old Brownsville, Minn., man is accused of hit and run and endangering safety, for allegedly crashing into his ex-girlfriend’s car on purpose and forcing her off the road.


According to police, David J. Johnson reportedly made several threats to kill the woman, who told police that Johnson wrecked the door handles and the outside mirror of her Kia Soul, after she locked herself inside.

She tried to drive away but Johnson, in his 2000 Ford F-250, rammed her vehicle on County Highway ZZ, near Onalaska on Dec. 11.

The woman told police that she went through a ditch, then into someone’s driveway, where Johnson yelled at her before leaving the scene.

Johnson is being held in jail on a $5,000 cash bond. An evidence hearing is scheduled next week. Johnson faces four charges, including hit and run, endangering safety, and intimidation of a victim.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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  1. Robert Solano

    December 14, 2021 at 7:47 pm

    Too many people using their cars in an improper manner. In order to discourage such activities the laws should be more punitive.

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