Douglas Davis held on $20K cash bail in hit-and-run case

MILWAUKEE -- A Milwaukee County judge ordered Douglas Davis be held on $20,000 cash bail Tuesday morning. Davis is accused in the hit-and-run crash that critically injured 22-year-old Mai Kaw Xiong. She was walking across the street at Farwell and North last Thursday when she was struck.

22-year-old Douglas Davis now faces a felony charge of “duty upon striking person.” It basically accuses Davis of failing to stop his vehicle after the crash.

In the complaint, Davis “stated that he applied the brakes and swerved to miss one of the individuals who was out in the street, but he did strike the victim. He stated that he panicked, and drove off, because he was scared.”

If convicted, Davis faces up to 15 years in prison and $50,000 in fines.

Police arrested Davis Friday after an anonymous tipster led authorities to Davis' apartment. The car allegedly involved in the hit and run crash, was inside Davis' garage.

Xiong suffered a fractured femur, internal bleeding, and a crushed pelvis among other injuries in the crash. She’s hospitalized in a medically-induced coma.

A website has been set up by a close friend to help offset medical expenses. Xiong will need multiple surgeries to reconstruct her hip and pelvic bones.