MOUNT PLEASANT — An Illinois man who allegedly struck a street sign in Mount Pleasant before getting his car stuck in the median has been charged with his second OWI.
Anthony Rizzio, 39, from Lindenhurst, Ill., was charged with a felony count of possession of narcotic drugs and a misdemeanor count of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence as a second offense.
According to a criminal complaint:
At 9:41 p.m. Tuesday, an officer was sent to the intersection of Washington Avenue and Highway V for an accident. A Nissan Maxima had struck a sign and was in the median. The car was still running but no one was around it.
A witness said he drove by and saw a man walk into Kwik Trip looking for someone to pull his car off the median. Officers found the man, identified as Rizzio, and was placed into custody for operating under the influence.
His car was searched and in the center console were two needles, one of which appeared to have been used. Also located, according to police, was 1.7 grams of heroin.
Rizzio was given a $2,000 signature bond in Racine County Circuit Court on Thursday. A preliminary court hearing is set for March 11 at the Racine County Law Enforcement Center, 717 Wisconsin Ave., online court records show.
Mugshots: Racine County criminal complaints, Feb. 25
Today's mugshots: Feb. 25
These are images of people charged with a crime in Racine County. Booking photos are provided by Racine County law enforcement officials. A defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty and convicted.
Matthew J Kaydo
Matthew J Kaydo, 2900 block of Glendale Avenue, Racine, disorderly conduct, threat to a law enforcement officer, telephone harassment.
Anthony M Rizzio
Anthony M Rizzio, Lindenhurst, Illinois, possession of narcotic drugs, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (2nd offense).
Kameron J Simpson
Kameron J Simpson, 1100 block of Marquette Street, Racine, possession of THC, possess/illegally obtained prescription.
Tommy A Torres Jr.
Tommy A Torres Jr., 1700 block of Kremer Avenue, Racine, strangulation and suffocation (domestic abuse assessments), misdemeanor battery (domestic abuse assessments), disorderly conduct (domestic abuse assessments).
Lorie C Underwood
Lorie C Underwood, 1100 block of College Avenue, Racine, burglary of a building or dwelling, obstructing an officer.
Roger Allen Young
Roger Allen Young, Delavan, Wisconsin, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (4th offense, general alcohol concentration enhancer).
Ernest J Cosey
Ernest J Cosey, 1200 block of Franklin Street, Racine, possession with intent to deliver cocaine (more than 40 grams, firearm mandatory minimum enhancer, use of a dangerous weapon), possession of a firearm by a felon (firearm mandatory minimum enhancer), maintaining a drug trafficking place (firearm mandatory minimum enhancer, use of a dangerous weapon), possession of a controlled substance.
Clifford A Friederich
Clifford A Friederich, Kansasville, Wisconsin, felony bail jumping.