U student charged in hit-run

The student, from Appleton, Wis., faces a felony.
October 10, 2012

A University of Minnesota student was charged in connection to a June hit-and-run on Tuesday.

Tyler Braunschweig, a 19-year-old design student from Appleton, Wis., is charged with criminal vehicular operation.

Just after 6 p.m. on June 27, witnesses reported to Minneapolis police that an SUV hit victim Matt Call at 24th Street W. and Lyndale Avenue S. while he stood next to the driver’s side of his parked car, according to the criminal complaint. Police found Call face-down on the ground, and witnesses told them that the driver fled the scene immediately. Call suffered two broken legs, a fractured pelvis and broken vertebrae as a result of the collision.

Police found Braunschweig by way of surveillance footage and two tips. The surveillance shows two men in the car and its make and model. It also showed how after hitting Call, the driver “does not slow down or stop.” In a statement, the second man in the car said he told Braunschweig multiple times to turn around and check on Call, but Braunschweig continued driving toward the University.

Braunschweig is in custody on $75,000 bail at Hennepin County jail. His charge carries a maximum of five years in jail and a $10,000 fine.

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