Man charged in east side hit-and-run

Douglas W Davis

Man charged in east side hit-and-run

By Matt Montgomery. CREATED Mar 19, 2012 - UPDATED: Mar 19, 2012

MILWAUKEE- A man wanted in a hit-and-run of 22-year-old woman on Milwaukee's east side from last week has been charged.

The Milwaukee County district attorney's office charged 22-year-old Douglas W. Davis with a class E felony for allegedly striking 22-year-old MaiKaw Xiong on E. North Ave and N. Farwell Avenue around midnight on Thursday, March 15.  Xiong was in critical condition, unresponsive and on a ventilator as of Friday evening.

The criminal complaint said she had suffered a subdural hematoma with an adjacent subarachnoid hemorrhage, a femur fracture, a crushed pelvis, an aortic dissection, and internal bleeding.  She had had one surgery to repair the aortic dissection, and would need additional surgery to repair the pelvis.

According to the criminal complaint, a witness saw a 1996 black Volkswagen Jetta pass him just south of E. North Ave. on N. Farwell Ave when the Jetta "veered" to avoid hitting something, then saw a person "go flying" and he realized the Jetta struck someone.  That witness told authorities the Jetta didn't slow down but "floored it" after striking the victim.

The suspect admitted that he was driving the Jetta traveling southbound on N. Farwell Ave. on the above date and time, when he observed several people run into the street.  He said he stepped on the brakes and swerved to miss one of the individuals who was out in the street, but he did strike the victim, according to the criminal complaint. 

He then told authorities he panicked, and drove off, because he was scared.  He drove home and parked the vehicle in his garage.  He said he lied to his father about how the damage occurred, telling him that his car was struck by another car while it was parked.

If convicted, Douglas W. Davis could see up to 15 years in prison or face a $50,000 fine or both.