Arrest made in University Ave hit-and-run


    According to an updated incident report, Madison police have arrested Brendan J Oneil in the hit-and-run that injured one woman early Sunday at the corner of University Avenue and North Frances on a tentative charge of hit and run causing injury.

    Police allege Oneil, 26, was the driver of a pickup truck seen accelerating through a crowded intersection in cell phone and traffic camera video. The truck struck one woman who was treated at a local hospital.

    Police came under criticism for deploying pepper spray against the victim’s brother and friends who wanted to stay at her side. Police say they had to deploy the spray to clear a path for paramedics to reach the victim, but video shows a relatively small group gathered around the victim before being sprayed.