The man police say rear-ended and injured an off-duty Racine police officer was driving with a blood alcohol level almost three times the legal limit and with a 4-year-old child in the backseat.

Falandric Williams, 37, of Racine, was charged Friday in Racine County Circuit Court with one felony count each of operating while intoxicated with a child in the car causing injury and second degree recklessly endangering safety. If convicted, he faces up to 12 years in prison and/or up to $29,000 in fines. Because Williams is considered a repeat offender, he could have extra time added to any sentence he might receive.

According to the criminal complaint, Racine police Lt. Al Days at 4:49 p.m. Thursday was stopped at the controlled intersection of Washington and 12th Streets when he was rear-ended by a car being driven by a man later identified as Williams. Days was thrown forward into the steering wheel of his car and suffered a concussion and a sore neck, back and shoulder. He was taken to Wheaton Franciscan for treatment of his injuries.

Still, his injuries did not stop Days from pursuing Williams on foot when Williams drove away, the complaint reads. Williams stopped his car and fled on foot, but Days was able to catch up to him and detain him until additional officers arrived on scene.

Police say a 4-year-old child was also in Williams’ car, but whether or not the toddler was injured is not listed in the complaint. Williams was clearly intoxicated and failed field sobriety tests after being transported to Wheaton Franciscan for medical clearance. A portable breath test reveals that Williams had a blood alcohol level of .214, nearly three times the legal limit of .08.

Williams remains in the Racine County Jail on a $500 cash bond and a $1,000 signature bond. He will next be in court Jan. 27 for his preliminary hearing.

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