Drunk Driver Causes Mayhem on Willy Street

A drunk driver fleeing Madison Police damaged two buildings and cars on Williamson Street early Wednesday morning.

A drunk driver fleeing police crashed into an apartment building, bakery, and at least two cars in the 1500 block of Williamson Street shortly after 1 a.m. Wednesday (June 6). The driver, Christoper M. Brunetto, 29, of Fairfield, Connecticut was injured but no one else in the buildings were hurt.

Brunetto was involved in a hit-and-run minutes earlier near the Echo Bar on Bedford Street which led to the chase and crash 20 blocks later on Willy Street. Brunetto, according to a police news release will be charged with his fourth drunk driving offense. Madison.com reports that Brunetto may be a hockey goalie; related equipment was found in his car. 

The driver, in a White Lexus local residents report, left the street for the sidewalk in front of Commonwealth Development Corporation at 1501 Williamson snapping off a sapling and bike rack on the sidewalk. The car then sheered off the front of 1505 Williamson which was a storefront converted to an apartment. Residents who were on the scene said a woman may have been sleeping in a back bedroom at the time.

As the car was taking out the building it grazed a sizable tree between the sidewalk and the street and then plowed into a car and the corner of the Batch Bakehouse at 1511 Williamson. No workers in the bakery were injured but the cinderblock sidewall was heavily damaged and the fire department had to install temporary supports for the roof.

One resident across the street said he heard a “bang” followed by several rapid bangs then he heard police yelling at the driver to put his hands up. The car ended up perpendicular to the street with its rear pointing outward. A car next to the bakery and one out in front were damaged. The car of the woman in the apartment was untouched.


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3 thoughts on “Drunk Driver Causes Mayhem on Willy Street

  1. From http://fairfield.patch.com/articles/police-blotter-for-aug-16-20k-watch-stolen-in-southport:

    “A 28-year-old Fairfield man who allegedly was smoking a marijuana cigarette while walking on Burr Street on the Route 15 overpass Sunday night was arrested on a charge of possession of marijuana.

    “Christopher Brunetto, of Calico Lane, was released on a promise to appear in Bridgeport Superior Court Aug. 24, police said.

    “Police said Brunetto threw a baggie of suspected pot onto the Merritt Parkway after an officer saw him smoking the marijuana cigarette about 8:32 p.m.”

    Same guy, perhaps? He needs some help.

    • If its the same guy…he is hopeless….he needs to be off the streets…. Not sure what the Conn. laws are…in WI he isn’t even close to being jailed…glad no one is dead or injured.

  2. apparently its ok to be an asshole whatever state you are in and not do any time for it. someone needs to lock this disaster up until he gets his head straight. upon googling for hockey under his name he seems to be a loser in that sport as well letting 2 goals in under 5 minutes score against him.

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