Christopher Castillo-Moreno, 23, of Kenosha, was charged Monday in Racine County Circuit Court with one felony count each of hit and run-great bodily harm and second-degree reckless injury. If convicted, he faces up to 27-1/2 years in prison and/or up to $75,000 in fines. He also faces revocation of his driver’s license for two years.
Hit and Run on Saturday Night
The hit and run accident Saturday that left a man in critical condition occurred during a drag race after two drivers met at a car meet earlier that same evening.
According to the criminal complaint, Castillo-Moreno was with a friend on Saturday when he met another man at a car meet, and the two proceeded to race each other down Newman Road. A witness reported a white Audi stopped in front of their house, and two men exited the vehicle to examine the front bumper and wipe something off of it. The driver got back behind the wheel, but the other man fled on foot.
Police say the passenger in Castillo-Moreno’s car told officers they were drag racing on Newman Road when the man saw something in the road and told the defendant to watch out. The witness said there was a “loud crash,” and Castillo-Moreno continued driving at a high rate of speed before finally pulling over. Both men inspected the car for damage, and Castillo-Moreno wiped blood off of the bumper after which he re-entered the vehicle while the man who was the passenger ran away on foot.
Castillo-Moreno turned himself into the police and directed them to his car, the complaint continues. Officers noted extensive damage to the vehicle and what appeared to be a blood stain.
The defendant remains in the Racine County Jail on a $2,500 cash bond and will next be in court on April 21 for his preliminary hearing.
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