Friday, April 26, 2013
A Caledonia couple was injured in an accident in Feb. 2011. The man who hit them is accused of driving under the influence.
A Delavan man accused of driving under the influence of prescription drugs when he caused a car accident that injured two people in 2011 was charged Thursday. Court records indicate charges were files on April 10, and Angel Burgos, formerly of Milwaukee, appeared Thursday in Racine County Circuit Court to face charges of driving under the influence of a controlled substance causing injury, second or subsequent offense and operating while intoxicated causing injury, second or subsequent offense. If convicted of both felonies, he could face up to 12 years in prison and/or up to $20,000 in fines. Because Burgos has previous OWI convictions, he could get more time tacked onto any sentence he might receive. According to the criminal complaint, …
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Daniel Hess faces a homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle charge after he allegedly hit a van while under the influence of drugs in April.
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Thursday, October 18, 2012
A 38-year-old Racine man is facing homicide charges for his role in a fatal car crash in April on Six Mile Road. Daniel J. Hess was charged in Racine County Circuit Court Thursday with one count of homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle. If convicted, he faces up to 25 years and $100,000 in fines. According to the criminal complaint: At 6:26 a.m. April 2, Hess was travelling eastbound on Six Mile Road near Foley Road when he hit a van heading in the opposite direction. The driver of the van, Michelle Schluechtermann, was killed in the incident. Hess told officers he took Percocet before driving. A blood test revealed he had Oxycodone, Hydromorphine and Methadone in his system at the time of the incident. Hess is being held in Racine …
Friday, July 27, 2012
Suspect is questioned by police officers on the lookout for people involved in theft on the northeast area of the village.
A 19-year-old Racine man is facing charges after he was caught riding his bicycle through Caledonia with Alprazolam pills in his pocket. Jack D. Hall was charged in Racine County Circuit Court Friday with one count of possession of a controlled substance. If convicted, he faces up to 30 days in jail and $500 in fines. According to the criminal complaint: At 1:04 a.m. Friday, a Caledonia police officer was on patrol on the northeast portion of the village and on the lookout for suspects believed to be involved is a series of thefts and burglaries in the area. He spotted a man near 5 ½ Mile Road and Novak Road smoking a cigarette and playing with a cell phone. The officer asked the man what he was doing and he said he was sending a text to …
Thursday, March 1, 2012
The power of prescription drugs and pharmaceutical companies can have a great impact on each of our lives and chances are, they already do.
Last week I talked about America’s prescription drug abuse epidemic. I shared some personal stories as did a couple of commenters. Today I want to discuss some statistics and touch on the power of the pharmaceutical industry. According to the CDC, “Prescription drug abuse is an epidemic. Throughout the nation, it is a growing problem with no signs of slowing down.” And here are some more scary facts about the pills which are possibly lurking in your medicine cabinets: While jail cells are occupied with those who may have been caught with some weed, in some cities, people in more serious drug cases are being sent home due to overcrowding. I have yet to hear of a case of marijuana directly causing death. I think we all know the power of Big…