Mount Pleasant police say a 46-year-old man was driving drunk near Sanders Park and told officers that he had been stabbed in the head and neck during previous incidents with law enforcement.
Elohondro Window, of Racine, was charged Friday in Racine County Circuit Court with one misdemeanor count each of operating while intoxicated – second offense; resisting arrest; and operating with a revoked license and three misdemeanor counts of bail jumping. If convicted, he faces up to 4-1/2 years in prison and/or up to $43,600 in fines.
According to the criminal complaint, police at 11:36 p.m. Thursday observed a vehicle speeding down Wood Road near Sanders Park and initiated a traffic stop. The driver – later identified as Window – was emotional and told officers he was in a hurry because a relative was in the hospital.
Police say they could smell intoxicants and asked Window to exit his vehicle. He was asked about drinking alcohol, but he refused to answer. When officers asked him to step out of his car, Window claimed he had pain all over his body from a previous incident involving police brutality including being stabbed in the head and neck several times.
Window failed field sobriety tests and sat down on the ground, the complaint reads. When police tried to get him up to walk to a waiting squad, Window said they’d have to carry him.
He remains in the Racine County Jail on a $1,000 cash bond and will next be in court Nov. 7 for a status conference.