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UPDATE: Victim of OWI crash allegedly involving Racine Police Officer speaks out

UPDATE: Victim of OWI crash allegedly involving Racine Police Officer speaks out

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Updated 8:30 p.m. December 28, 2018

RACINE, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A member of the Racine Police Department is on administrative leave following a crash in which alcohol is believed to be a factor.

The Racine County Sheriff's Office is now investigating the accident.

Mary Scott was sitting in her parked vehicle when she was hit on December 17th.

"I don't even know the impact-- when the impact actually happened," said Scott.

While she doesn't remember those moments, she is still traumatized by what happened. Her car was totaled and she spent a night in the hospital. Scott is still healing from spinal and neck injuries.

"He messed up my life."

Scott is now finding out the person that caused the crash is a member of the Racine Police Department.

According to an accident report, Samuel Stulo was booked on possible charges of OWI and hit and run. A deputy noted he could "smell the strong odor of intoxicants coming from his breath." Stulo has received traffic citations for "refuse to take test for intoxication after arrest," "inattentive driving," and "failure of occupant to notify police of accident."

The Racine County Sheriff's Office filed a court document asking for the revocation of Stulo's license.

A witness told police he chased down the driver that caused the crash. He said the driver didn't stop at the scene of the accident, but the vehicle stopped 600 feet down the road because of the "extensive" damage it sustained. Surveillance video from a nearby business shows the witness punching the driver.

Friday was Scott's first day back at work. She says she had to take many breaks to sit because of pain. She says she thinks about the accident a lot, and is scared to go about everyday tasks. She mentioned having a flashback at the grocery store.

"She slammed the trunk and when I felt the vibration from the trunk it frightened me so bad I thought I felt the impact again," said Scott as she choked out the words, "My God. It's terrible. It's messed up."

While it is hard to talk about Scott says she wants people to know what happened.

"I want him exposed. I want people to know what he did and that he was a sergeant at the police department," said Scott.

The Racine Police Department says the officer is on administrative leave.

CBS 58 reached out to Stulo's lawyer and didn't hear back by the time of this story was published.

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RACINE, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A member of the Racine Police Department is on administrative leave following a crash in which alcohol is believed to be a factor.

According to the Racine Police Department, an accident with an injury was reported in the 1900 block of State Street around 7:55 p.m. on Monday.

The accident allegedly involved a member of the Racine Police Department and alcohol is believed to have been a factor.

The Racine County Sheriff's Office is now investigating the accident.

The involved member will remain on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.

Stay with CBS 58 News for more information on this developing story. 



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