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A $10,000 warrant was issued Tuesday against a man who crashed the car he was driving in October into a traffic signal and a tree at a high rate of speed after he took drugs.

The 22-year-old Racine man was charged by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office with a misdemeanor count of criminal damage to property and a felony count of bail jumping. If convicted of both charges, he faces up to six years nine months in prison and/or fined up to $20,000.

According to the criminal complaint, the man told officers with the Racine Police Department that he had taken a large amount of pills prior to the crash with the intention of harming himself.

At the corner of North Main and Goold streets, witnesses told police they saw the man driving his car at a high rate of speed. Veering off the road, he crashed the car into a traffic light, knocked it down and crashed into a tree.

The man was taken to the hospital.

He was out on bail for charges issued in March for felony charges.

 

 

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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.