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Yorkville, WI – A man was charged with reckless driving, driving revoked and possession of marijuana following a two-car head-on collision that resulted in injuries.

The crash happened at 12:15 a.m. March 28 on the West Frontage Road at 50th Road.

Donald Rhodes, 25, of Milwaukee, was charged by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office with reckless driving – causing great bodily harm, knowingly operating a motor vehicle while revoked – causing great bodily harm, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. If convicted of all charges, Rhodes faces up to 22 years seven months and/or fines up to $35,000.

According to the criminal complaint, Rhodes was driving a Honda Civic on the West Frontage Road in the northbound lane but traveling southbound and crashed head-on into a pickup truck.

Witnesses told troopers with the Wisconsin State Patrol that the pick-up truck was traveling northbound on the West Frontage Road when Rhodes crashed into them. The Honda Civic went into the ditch facing westbound and the pickup truck was facing eastbound. Both vehicles had heavy front-end damage.

Rhodes — who was bleeding from the head — told the Trooper that he wasn’t driving the car. He blamed someone named “Tee Tee,” who he said had fled the scene.

A semi driver who saw the crash saw Rhodes exit the driver’s side of the Honda.

When the Trooper searched the Honda, they found marijuana, a digital scale and a nearly empty bottle of cognac.

At the hospital, Rhodes continued to say that someone else had driven that had fled the scene. He also said there had been a passenger in the car. The passenger told the Trooper that she was the only other person in the car. She also broke her arm and was unable to put weight on her right leg.

He refused to give a chemical test of his blood. The trooper requested a search warrant to compel him to submit a sample to test for drugs and/or alcohol.

Rhodes put up a $2,000 cash bond on Wednesday and was released from the Racine County Jail.


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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.