MOUNT PLEASANT — A Racine woman may face multiple charges, including second-degree reckless attempted homicide, after allegedly running over a pedestrian outside a Mount Pleasant bar early Sunday morning.
According to a news release from the Mount Pleasant Police Department:
At around 2 a.m. Sunday, Mount Pleasant officers were dispatched to the 2100 block of Racine Street for a reported vehicle-versus-pedestrian incident. Witnesses at the scene stated a pedestrian who was struck became trapped under the vehicle.
After further investigation, it was learned the vehicle’s driver — identified as Andernette Ross, 33, of Racine — was involved in an altercation with a group inside a local bar.
Following the altercation in the bar, Ross was removed from the bar by staff members, the news release said. It was learned the operator of the vehicle spotted the group leaving the bar and drove toward them, driving through the group and striking the pedestrian with her vehicle. One person became trapped under the vehicle, and Ross allegedly fled the scene on foot.
Officers arrived on scene and were able to apprehend her.
The victim was transported to Ascension All Saints Hospital by the South Shore Fire Department, and was later transported by Flight for Life to Froedtert Hospital in Wauwatosa with possible life-threatening injuries.
Ross was transported to the Racine County Jail and is being held on the following pending charges: hit-and-run causing injury; operating while intoxicated, causing injury; injury by intoxicated use of a vehicle; and second degree attempted reckless homicide.
This incident remains under investigation by the Mount Pleasant Police Department and the Wisconsin State Patrol, Mount Pleasant Police Sgt. Nick Willis said in the news release.
Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call the Mount Pleasant Police Department at 262-884-0454 option No. 4 or Crime Stoppers at (262) 636-9330 or via e-mail through the website racine.crimestoppersweb.com.