A Domino's Pizza delivery driver is being charged with hit and run after a car accident on the intersection of Vermont Street and Oshkosh Street Wednesday, Oct. 7.
Michael Jung was charged with a misdemeanor for allegedly leaving the scene of the accident without exchanging any information with the driver of the other vehicle.
If Jung is found guilty, he faces between $300 and $1,000 in fines and up to six months in jail.
According to the criminal complaint, Ripon Police were dispatched to the intersection of Vermont Street and Oshkosh Street after receiving reports of a hit and run Oct. 7.
When Officer Bradley Rasmussen arrived on the scene, the complaint states that he made contact with the alleged victim, who said she was uninjured and did not require medical attention.
The victim told Rasmussen that she was traveling eastbound on Oshkosh Street, west of Vermont Street.
When she put her left turn signal on to signal a turn onto Vermont street, she alleges that as she began to turn northbound onto Vermont Street, a vehicle struck the rear passenger side corner of her vehicle.
Allegedly, the driver did not stop after colliding with the victim's vehicle. The victim told police that she had seen a Domino’s Pizza logo on the car that had caused the hit and run.
After speaking with the victim, Rasmussen and Sgt. Travis Borkenhagen went to Domino’s Pizza at 728 West Fond Du Lac St. to locate the other involved party.
Rasmussen made contact with employees, who told him they only had two drivers on and described one of the vehicle’s being similar to the one from the hit and run.
“This delivery driver was logged as having a delivery to the address of ... Spaulding Avenue around the time of the accident, which Officer Rasmussen noted was near the intersection of the accident,” the complaint stated. “Officer Rasmussen requested the manager have this delivery driver return to the store to see if his vehicle had any damages.”
When the driver returned to the store, he was identified as Jung. According to the complaint, Jung’s vehicle showed “functional damage to the front driver's corner and maroon paint transfer consistent with the damage and color” of the victim’s vehicle.
Additionally, the criminal report noted Rasmussen told Jung that officers were at Dominos Investigating a hit and run that occurred at the intersection of East Oshkosh Street and Vermont Street.
According to the complaint, Jung then admitted he was involved in the accident and claimed to have a plan to report the accident after his shift.
When Rasmussen asked Jung if he knew what to do when in an accident, Jung allegedly said he was aware that he was supposed to report the incident and stop at the scene.
According to the criminal complaint, Jung was looking away from the road when he collided with the victim’s vehicle.