Pewaukee Woman Charged in Wauwatosa Hit-and-Run
Suspect hits pedestrian and leaves the scene after drinking at several bars on Bluemound Road.
A 43-year-old Pewaukee woman is facing charges after she allegedly hit a pedestrian with her SUV in Wauwatosa and then left the accident after drinking at several taverns on Bluemound Road.
Lisa Lynn Fugina was charged Tuesday in Milwaukee County Circuit Court with one count of hit-and-run causing injury, one count of operating while intoxicated and causing injury, and one count of operating a motor vehicle with a prohibited alcohol concentration causing injury. If convicted, she faces nearly three years in prison and $14,000 in fines.
According to the criminal complaint:
On April 6, Fugina was travelling on westbound Wisconsin Avenue when she turned onto southbound North 68th Street in front of a bus that had just begun moving from a bus stop. During the turn she hit a woman in the crosswalk, then stopped a short distance away before driving off.
The complaint did not say whether or how badly the victim might have been injured.
A witness to the scene was able to get Fugina's license plate number, and she was pulled over near her home in the 1000 block of Quinlan Drive in Pewaukee.
Fugina told police she went to three Bluemound Road bars after work and was driving home when she hit the pedestrian. After the accident, she said, five to 10 people ran toward her car and one of them asked her for a Kleenex and told her the victim was fine, so she left.
Fugina also told police she left because she was scared and that she planned to call police once she got home to report the accident. She failed field sobriety tests and had a blood alcohol level of 0.21, which is nearly three times the legal limit to drive in Wisconsin.
She will make her initial appearance in court May 24.