Racine woman charged after crashing into car, causing it to strike RCSO squad

RACINE, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A 37-year-old Racine woman is now charged after crashing into a vehicle which in turn crashed into a RCSO squad car. One person was injured.

Sahara Martin is charged with hit-and-run causing injury. 

It happened around 9:30 p.m. on December 23 near 7th and Park.

According to the criminal complaint, a deputy was stopped on 7th Street when a gray Ford Mustang stopped next to him, eastbound in the north lane on a one-way street.

When the light turned green, both vehicles proceeded east when a black Mercury Mountaineer blew through the red traffic control signal and struck the Mustang. The Mustang was then forced into the front of the squad car, causing damage.

The driver of the Mustang was taken to a local hospital for treatment of injuries.

The driver of the Mercury Mountaineer, later identified as Martin, sped away from the scene but the deputy was able to drive his squad car in order to initiate a traffic stop.

Martin allegedly told the deputy she had an issue with her brakes and that's what caused the accident.

According to the complaint, Sahara does not have a valid license and her status is suspended. This accident marked her 6th offense. 

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