An 18-year-old driver faces multiple charges after crashing into a tow truck Sunday on the Beltline.
Azad Sulieman faces possible charges of operating a motor vehicle in violation of the absolute sobriety law, operating a motor vehicle while suspended, failure to move over for a stopped emergency vehicle, operating a non-registered motor vehicle, possession of open intoxicants in a motor vehicle as a driver, and reckless driving.
Police were called about 3 p.m. Sunday to the Beltline at Fish Hatchery Road for a crash involving a tow truck that was rear-ended by a Dodge Charger.
As officers were pulling up, they saw three people standing by the Charger, but once officers arrived, Sulieman fled.
At the time of the crash, the tow truck was on the right shoulder of the roadway. Traffic was slowing and moving over as able as required by state statute.
Witnesses said Sulieman was increasing his speed and passing vehicles on the right shoulder area of the W. Beltline.
One witness had a dash camera that caught the incident on video.
The tow truck operator had previously called the Dane County Communications Center requesting assistance.
The driver had not yet exited his tow truck when he saw the Charger approaching him at a high rate of speed.
He felt he was going to be rear-ended and braced for the impact. One person in the Charger was transported by EMS to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
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