Oconomowoc man with revoked license accused in hit-and-run crash during pursuit

Scott Smith

WAUKESHA COUNTY — An Oconomowoc man is facing charges after prosecutors say he led police on a pursuit that involved a hit-and-run crash with injuries. He shouldn’t have been on the road in the first place, because his license is revoked.

Scott Smith, 54, of Oconomowoc faces one count of hit-and-run causing injury, one count of reckless driving causing injury and one count of operating a motor vehicle while revoked.

According to a criminal complaint, on March 3 around 10:30 a.m., an officer on routine patrol saw an individual on Armour Rd. near Summit Ave. in Oconomowoc believed to have been wanted on a probation and parole warrant. He was working on a white Camaro. After the officer turned around, the Camaro was observed traveling on Armour Rd. at approximately 45 miles-per-hour in a 25 mph zone. The officer was in an unmarked squad.

The complaint says the Camaro sped up on State Highway 67 to approximately 60 miles-per-hour in a 35 mph zone. The officer activated his lights and sirens in an effort to stop the vehicle. It began swerving around other vehicles and came up behind a vehicle slowing for a red light near Summit and Highway 67 — rear-ending that car. It then turned left in front of the squad and accelerated away — approaching a red traffic signal on Thackeray Tr. It traveled at 60 miles-per-hour in a 25 mph zone, passing numerous cars in the road and swerving back and forth. On Armour Rd., it nearly struck an occupied vehicle and then pulled into a driveway. The driver fled on foot by was apprehended. He was identified as Scott Smith.

Investigators learned one of the people struck by Smith in the hit-and-run was injured.

The complaint says Smith’s driving privileges were revoked due to an OWI, PAC conviction.

Scott made his initial appearance in court on March 5. A preliminary hearing was set for March 23 and cash bond was set at $5,000.