Caledonia police say a 30-year-old woman is charged with felonies after severely injuring another driver in a head-on collision last month.
Angela-Marie Maynard, of Caledonia, was charged Thursday in Racine County Circuit Court with one felony count each of intoxicated use of a vehicle causing great bodily harm and great bodily harm by use of a vehicle. If convicted, she faces up to 25 years in prison and/or up to $50,000 in fines.
According to the criminal complaint, police were called at 11:18 p.m. May 18 for a report of a car crash on 6-Mile Road, just east of Botting Road. When police arrived, the observed two vehicles that appeared to have been in a head-on collision. A man in one car said his legs were pinned, and the woman in the other car – later identified as Maynard – complained of knee pain and appeared to have a broken nose.
Police say the man was extricated and flown by Flight for Life to Froedtert Hospital for a broken femur, dislocated hip, and a broken ankle.
Maynard told police that she worked two jobs and was “very tired.” She’d gone out after work to a bar on Wells Street in downtown Milwaukee and had “a couple of drinks” but must have fallen asleep at the wheel, the complaint reads. A witness told police they were behind Maynard for a distance on 6-Mile while driving eastbound and observed her driving erratically and, eventually, completely in the westbound lane prior to the accident.
Officers say Maynard smelled strongly of intoxicants and had glassy, bloodshot eyes and slurred speech. She was transported to Wheaton Franciscan St. Mary’s for treatment and a legal blood draw which came back at .15.
Maynard was assigned a $10,000 signature bond at her initial appearance Monday and ordered to not have any contact with the driver of the other vehicle. She also must report for monitoring and submit to testing after each court appearance. Maynard will next be in court July 8 for her preliminary hearing.
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