A 17-year-old male is accused of stealing a car in Wisconsin Rapids, then striking another car on U.S. Highway 10 in Waupaca.
Dejohn Nash, Wisconsin Rapids, is charged with operating a vehicle without the owner’s consent and hit and run.
At 6:38 a.m. Friday, July 17, Deputy Peter Bosquez was dispatched to the scene of an accident on U.S. 10 near Anderson Road.
The driver of a 2012 Honda was not injured, but her vehicle had extensive damage to the rear, driver’s side, bumper and quarter panel.
She told Bosquez she had been driving eastbound on U.S. 10 when she looked in her rearview mirror and saw a white car that was catching up with her. She noticed it was not moving over to pass her. She tried to get out of the way, but it sideswiped her and kept going.
She described the other vehicle as a white sedan with extensive front end damage.
At 6:48 a.m., Sgt. Gene Goode, with the Waupaca County Sheriff’s Office, located a vehicle matching the woman’s description on U.S. 10 near County Trunk II in rural Fremont. The car had been reported stolen in Wisconsin Rapids.
Daiveon D. Moore, 19, Milwaukee, was a passenger and told Bosquez that he was getting a ride from Nash between Stevens Point and Wisconsin Rapids.
“I was asleep and didn’t know anything about an accident,” Moore reportedly said. “I woke up when he said there were cops behind us.”
Moore was cited for obstructing an officer.
In addition to criminal charges, Nash was cited for inattentive driving and operating without a valid license.