A Milwaukee man is accused of beating a woman while she was driving after she received a traffic citation.

Hiram Wilson, 24, was charged by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office with substantial battery and disorderly conduct. If convicted, Wilson faces up to three years, nine months in prison and/or fined up to $11,000.

According to the criminal complaint, a woman was driving her car on Interstate 94 when she started to nod off and swerved all over the road. A deputy with the Racine County Sheriff’s Department stopped her and gave her a traffic citation. After the stop, Wilson — who was riding with her — grew angry at her and asked her why she didn’t try to wake him up. The woman said she tried to wake him up to help her.

Angry, Wilson choked the woman while she was driving. She slammed on the breaks and he punched her numerous times He also screamed at her because she put his life in danger and told her he would “show her  how to shake an arm.” He also told her he didn’t care about her or trust her. He told her to “drive as far north as she could so he could beat her and leave her naked on the side of the road.”

Driving to Sheboygan, Wilson sexually assaulted the woman, drove her home and told her not to report the incident to law enforcement. However, no charges have been filed against Wilson for any sexual assault, according to court records.

A few days later, the woman collapsed in the bathroom at work and she was taken to the hospital. Doctors told the woman that she had a fractured nose and a concussion.

Racine County Court Commissioner Alice Rudebusch set a cash bond for Wilson of $1,000. He is set to have a preliminary hearing at 8:30 a.m. Nov. 22.


Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for Patch.com, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.