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Hit-and-run suspect in Trempealeau County also could face weapon charge



A driver in Trempealeau County was been arrested, after two reported accidents outside a bar in Independence on Saturday.

The sheriff’s department received reports of a hit and run crash outside the Welcome Bar early in the morning. Later, the same vehicle apparently returned to the scene and hit a pedestrian in the road, and then took off again.

People calling the sheriff’s department said the car came back a third time, with the male driver allegedly carrying a firearm. Deputies arrested the man, but they did not find a firearm.

Two people had to be taken to a hospital for treatment.

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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