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John Lindsay Hilsen, 51 (St. Croix County Jail photo)

Man charged in hit-and-run injury crash

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A rural New Richmond man is facing felony charges after he allegedly drove while intoxicated, caused a crash that injured another driver and fled the scene in the Town of Somerset last week.


John Lindsay Hilsen, 51, was charged with felonies of hit-and-run injury and operating while intoxicated causing injury, and misdemeanors of reckless driving causing bodily harm and operating while revoked.

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Micheal Foley
Micheal Foley joined RiverTown Multimedia in July 2013 and serves as editor at the New Richmond News. In the past he has worked at several news outlets including in Hudson, Wis., the Desert Sun in Palm Springs, Calif., the Leader-Telegram in Eau Claire, Wis., and the Pioneer Press in St. Paul, Minn. He began his career as a Marine Corps journalist. He served as a reporter and photographer in Okinawa, Japan, and editor of the base newspaper at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego, Calif. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin–River Falls.
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