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A Caledonia man has been charged with a felony drug charge after he was almost struck by a police car on Friday, according to a criminal complaint by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office.

Marshall Andrews, 23, of Caledonia, was charged with a felony count of possession of narcotic drugs, second offense, and a misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia, repeater, by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office.

If convicted, Andrews faces up to three years, seven months in prison, and fines up to $10,500.

According to the criminal complaint when a police officer — while driving his police car — had to swerve to avoid hitting Andrews at 9:27 a.m. Feb. 7 on Four Mile Road just west of Short Road.

Andrews, who was walking on the edge of the road, was dressed in dark clothing. The officer, noting that Andrews had dilated pupils and glassy eyes, knew Andrews had prior drug charges and had been at a known drug house in the area.

When police searched Andrews, they found a shoe string inside his jacket pocket and a number of syringes. Andrews told police that he used the syringes and shoestring to shoot up heroin and the last time he had used was that morning.

Andrews is being held on a $5,100 cash bond. His preliminary hearing has been set for 8:30 a.m. Feb. 20 in Racine County Felony Court.

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