Monday, June 28, 2021

Racine man charged in hit-and-run, obstructing officer

From Fox6Now:

Frank Gayton

A man has been charged with four counts relating to a hit-and-run near 21st and Lathrop in the city of Racine on Tuesday, June 22.

Frank Gayton, 45, has been charged with the following:

  • Second-degree recklessly endangering safety
  • Obstructing an officer causing soft-tissue injury
  • Resisting an officer, failing to stop vehicle
  • Hit-and-run, attended vehicle

According to a criminal complaint, officers were dispatched to the area of 21st and Lathrop shortly before 8 a.m. Tuesday for the report of a vehicle driving erratically that had been involved in a hit-and-run crash.

The reckless vehicle described as a 2021 box truck, crashed into a Ford F150 and then a Ford Edge. The F150 left the scene, but officers were able to speak with the operator of the Ford Edge. The operator of that vehicle was not injured, but the vehicle did sustain noticeable damage. 

During the course of the investigation, officers learned that the box truck had driven through at least one red light, which resulted in the hit-and-run crash, a complaint read.

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