The results of a blood test show a driver in a December 2016 crash that left two seriously injured was driving drunk and well over the legal limit.
Tyler Lau, 23, was driving too fast and recklessly around 2 a.m. Dec. 4, eventually slamming his silver Honda into the passenger side of a red SUV at the intersection Lathrop Avenue and 15th Street, according to a criminal complaint by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office.
The results of a blood test administered the night of the crash show his blood alcohol content was .171.
Lau’s vehicle rolled into a front yard on the 1400 block of Lathrop Avenue and almost landed on a front porch. One passenger of the SUV Lau t-boned was ejected from the vehicle and was lying in the street when officers arrived. Two others did not report any serious injuries.
The woman in the street suffered from a broken arm, broken ribs and a possible brain bleed, the complaint reads.
Lau and his passenger were trapped in his vehicle when police arrived. His passenger had “severe” and “substantial” injuries to the entirety of his face. The man was bleeding “profusely” from his right eye when officers arrived, according to a criminal complaint.
He suffered lacerations to both eyes and a fracture to his fourth lumbar vertebrae.
Lau made his initial appearance in court Wednesday and is charged with two counts of second degree reckless injury, three counts of causing injury while operating under the influence and three counts of cause injury/operate under the influence.