A 20-year-old Kenosha man is facing several felony charges after Mount Pleasant police say he led them on a high-speed chase with passengers in his car, one of them as young as 12.
Jesus Herrera-Jaimes was charged Tuesday in Racine County Circuit Court with six counts of felony first degree reckless endangering safety. If convicted, he faces up to 75 years in prison and/or up to $150,000 in fines.
According to the criminal complaint, officers were parked at 1:30 a.m. Sunday near the intersection of Lathrop and Durand Avenues when two vehicles took off at a high rate of speed going east from the intersection. One car is described as being a black, Nissan 300, and the other car was a yellow and black Dodge Charger.
Police say they turned on their lights and siren and went into pursuit, following the vehicles down Durand Avenue and across Taylor Avenue at speeds reaching 100 miles per hour. The drivers skirted around a car stopped at Durand and Drexel, allowing officers to pull up and attempt a traffic stop. The Dodge raced away but the Nissan pulled into the driveway of a residence in the 2400 block of Durand Avenue and disappeared from view around the back.
Officers also pulled in and identified the driver as Herrera-Jaimes, the complaint reads. Dispatch informed police that Herrera-Jaimes had never been issued a valid Wisconsin driver’s license.
There were also five passengers in the car with Herrer-Jaimes, police say, the youngest of whom was 12 at the time of the incident.
Herrera-Jaimes remained in the Racine County Jail on a $250 cash bond. His preliminary hearing is Sept. 17.