Marshall man arrested after fender-bender turns “chaotic”

A Marshall man faces reckless driving and OWI charges after Madison police say chaos erupted after a simple fender-bender.

Around 8:25 p.m. Saturday, September 15, police say 30-year-old Jacob T. Lackey, 30, of Marshall, was involved in a rear-end fender-bender with a Madison couple on East Johnson Street. Police say Lackey told the couple they should pull into a parking lot and exchange information, but asked them not to call the police. The other driver, a 58-year-old man from Madison, insisted on calling 911.

Witnesses say Lackey tried to drive away from the lot, but the Madison man reached into the driver’s side window and tried to turn his car off, while his wife, a 54-year-old woman, jumped onto the hood of Lackey’s car. Police say when the car moved slowly forward and backward, the woman fell off the car and called for help.

A couple of passersby intervened, encircling Lackey’s car. Police say Lackey still managed to back through a fence and partially went over a rock wall. His vehicle ended up on top of a Jeep parked below. A Madison police spokesperson called the scene “chaotic.”

When officers arrived, Lackey was arrested on tentative charges of reckless driving – endangering safety, disorderly conduct, operating while intoxicated and operating after suspension.

The Madison man told officers his foot was run over while trying to stop the driver. He and his wife also went to the hospital complaining of back pain.

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