CALEDONIA — A driver in Caledonia who was reportedly driving drunk struck a sign Sunday night.
Just after 10 p.m. Sunday, Caledonia Police Department officers were dispatched to a report of a reckless driver northbound on Douglas Avenue, according to the Caledonia Police Department.
The vehicle, which was towing a boat, had reportedly been involved in at least one hit-and-run accident in the City of Racine. Shortly after being seen in Caledonia, it struck a sign at the intersection of Middle Road and Douglas Avenue and continued north.
A Wind Point Police officer was closer than the Caledonia squads and when requested, the officer attempted to stop the vehicle on Six Mile Road near Middle Road. The vehicle eventually stopped on Novak Road, the Caledonia Police Department said.
Officers reported using initiated “high-risk stop protocols” and after attempting to talk the driver out of the car for over 20 minutes, approached, removed and detained the driver.
The driver, a 58-year-old former resident of Racine County, was arrested and is expected to face charges for a sixth OWI offense, along with disorderly conduct, resisting and multiple traffic charges. The driver was turned over to jail staff after being medically cleared.
“Thank you to the residents in the area of the traffic stop for their patience and understanding during the high risk stop and the disruption it caused,” the Caledonia Police Department wrote in a statement, while also thanking the Wind Point and Racine police departments for aiding in the arrest. The assistance of a following motorist helped the Caledonia Police Department to locate and apprehend the impaired driver, according to a release.
“Please do not hesitate to contact 9-1-1 when you observe dangerous drivers, and stay on the phone with them giving clear descriptions of vehicles, actions, locations and directions of travel,” the Caledonia Police Department said.
The Caledonia Police Department also took the opportunity to remind people to have a designated driver.
Today's mugshots: Oct. 23
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.
Kenneth N McClain
Kenneth N McClain, 600 block of South Green Bay Road, Mount Pleasant, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (3rd offense, general alcohol concentration enhancer), operate motor vehicle revoked.
Shskellie R Reaves
Shskellie R Reaves, 1400 block of 11th Street, Racine, misdemeanor battery, disorderly conduct (use of a dangerous weapon), misdemeanor bail jumping.
Joshua A Silverman
Joshua (aka Baby Boy) A Silverman, 1400 block of Sunrise Trail, Burlington, misdemeanor theft.
Brandon T Bowers
Brandon T Bowers, 1900 block of Lawn Street, Racine, possession of THC, possession of drug paraphernalia, felony bail jumping.
Gary N Dam
Gary N Dam, South Milwaukee, Wisconsin, attempt burglary of a building or dwelling, possession of burglarious tools, criminal damage to property.
Kahlia T Hiler
Kahlia (aka Kaleel) T Hiler, 1600 block of Prospect Street, Racine, second degree recklessly endangering safety, attempting to flee or elude an officer, hit and run (attended vehicle), resist officer (failure to stop vehicle), obstructing an officer.
Jennifer L Poetker
Jennifer L Poetker, 500 block of Three Mile Road, Racine, forgery, uttering a forgery, fraud against financial institution (less than or equal to $500), unauthorized use of an entity's identifying information or documents, receiving stolen property (less than $2,500), felony personal ID theft (financial gain).
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