RAYMOND — A Milwaukee man who allegedly drove drunk with a 4-year-old in his vehicle and crashed into a ditch was arrested Sunday.
At 5:05 p.m. Sunday, Racine County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to the 2700 block of West Seven Mile Road for a report of a vehicle in the ditch, according to a Racine County Sheriff’s Office news release.
A concerned citizen told Racine County 911 dispatchers that the operator of the vehicle was possibly intoxicated and that there was a small child in the car.
The driver was identified as 39-year-old Rosario Mendoza Conchi of Milwaukee’s south side.
At the time of the incident, Mendoza Conchi had a revoked driver’s license due to two previous OWI convictions. He also had a driving restriction stating that he could not operate a vehicle with an alcohol concentration greater than 0.02.
A preliminary breath test at the scene returned a result of 0.206, more than two times the legal limit. Mendoza Conchi was arrested and charged with operating while intoxicated, his third offense, with a passenger under the age of 16 — a felony.
The 4-year-old was uninjured and released to a family member. During this investigation, deputies comforted the child and provided the child with a care package.
The packages are provided to the Racine County Sheriff’s Office by the local nonprofit group, Faith, Hope and Love as part of their Duffles for Kids program. These care packages contain a stuffed animal, a blanket, books, coloring materials, and other items.
As of Monday evening, Mendoza Conchi remained in custody on a $5,000 cash bond, online records show. A preliminary hearing is set for April 24 at the Law Enforcement Center, 717 Wisconsin Ave.