A Mount Pleasant man is facing more than a decade in prison after deputies with the Racine County Sheriff’s Department say he lead them on a high-speed chase into Milwaukee County while he was drunk.
Racine County Eye initially reported the incident Tuesday morning. Adrian Oliver, 36, was charged Tuesday afternoon by the Racine County District Attorney’s office with one felony count each of fifth or sixth operating while intoxicated and attempting to flee an officer as well as one misdemeanor count of driving a motor vehicle while revoked. If convicted, he faces up to 14-1/2 years in prison and/or up to $32,500 in fines.
According to the criminal complaint, deputies were stopped Monday afternoon in Caledonia by someone who said they saw a driver – later identified as Oliver, strike some street signs but drive away with a busted windshield. Officers located the vehicle and activated their lights and siren, and the driver pulled over to the shoulder but continued to drive at a slow rate of speed.
Deputies say they observed a single driver and heavy damage to the windshield of the car before the driver crossed the center line and then accelerated, reaching speeds in excess of 90 miles per hour. Oliver crossed into Milwaukee County and finally pulled into the parking lot of Colder’s where deputies blocked the exit and waiting for Oak Creek police to arrive.
Oliver was transported to Wheaton Franciscan where he failed field sobriety tests and blew a .198 blood alcohol level, the complaint reads. A blood draw was also performed, but the results won’t be known for several weeks.
Oliver remains in the Racine County Jail on a $5,000 bond and will next be in court Dec. 13 for his preliminary hearing.
Love what we do?
In addition to our education features, we’ll be kicking off a series of stories highlighting how parents, students, and educators are adapting to the impact of COVID-19 on education. If this is important to you, please consider donating to our education reporting fund. https://business.facebook.com/donate/1846323118855149/3262802717172659/