THURSDAY, 3/23/2023 – 8:44 a.m.

RACINE, Wis. (WFRV) – Authorities in southeast Wisconsin have arrested the man allegedly involved in a hit-and-run and found the involved truck in the man’s backyard, covered in a tarp.

According to the Racine County Sheriff’s Office, deputies received multiple tips relating to the location of the alleged truck and driver.

Around 4:30 p.m. on March 22, deputies responded to a residence provided by a tipster and talked to 41-year-old Bob Daniel Slominski, who reportedly confessed to hitting the We Energies worker.

Slominski’s Chevy Silverado was located in the backyard of the residence covered by a tarp.

Slominski stated that he was on his way to an AODA (Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse) meeting at the time of the incident and that he ‘panicked’ and fled the scene.

The 41-year-old was taken into custody and transported to the Racine County Jail and the following charges were submitted to the Racine County District Attorney’s Office:

  • Felony Hit-and-Run Causing Injury
  • Negligent Operation Causing Great Bodily Harm

Deputies made the announcement just hours after releasing a video that showed the suspect vehicle.

The incident happened around 11:40 a.m. on March 21 near South Honey Lake Road near Spring Prairie Road in Burlington.

Slominski is being held on a $30,000 cash bond.

The Racine County Sheriff’s Office would like to commend the numerous citizens who came forward with tips, ultimately leading to Slominski’s arrest. It is the Racine County Sheriff’s Office belief that citizens, working in tandem with law enforcement, provides a safer, stronger community.

Sheriff Christopher Schmaling, Racine County Sheriff’s Office

No additional information was provided.

Original story: Video captures suspect vehicle in hit-and-run that sent Wisconsin WE Energies flagger to hospital

WEDNESDAY, 3/22/2023 – 9:54 p.m.

RACINE, Wis. (WFRV) – The Racine County Sheriff’s Office provided more information on a hit-and-run incident that required a WE Energies flagger to be airlifted to a hospital.

Officials say that based on damaged parts at the scene, eye-witness statements and video evidence the suspected vehicle is believed to be a white 2007 to 2014 Chevrolet pick-up truck. It could be a 2500HD or 3500 HD.

The truck will reportedly have damage to the front driver’s side grill/driver’s side headlight assembly as well as damage to the front edge of the hood.

Anyone with information related to the incident is asked to call 262-886-2300.

Someone out there knows of a person who drives this type of truck with fresh damage to the grill and hood. You need to come forward, say something, and assist law enforcement so this seriously injured woman, who was simply doing her job, can receive the justice she deserves.

Scheriff Schmaling

Authorities also provided video of the suspect video. That video shows a white pickup truck driving down a road.

No additional information was provided.