Two Racine men were charged Friday in Kenosha County after police say they used heroin in Illinois Wednesday and nearly caused several accidents on their way back to Racine County.
Nicholas Ortiz, 27, and Andrew Sawisky, 24, were charged Friday in Kenosha County Circuit Court. Ortiz is facing one felony charge each of possession of narcotic drugs and 1st degree endangering safety as well as one misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia. Sawisky is also looking at felony drug possession and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia and a second misdemeanor count of obstruction.
Pleasant Prairie police say that Ortiz and Sawisky traveled to Illinois Wednesday and used heroin shortly before they started driving north on Highway 31, according to a story at cbs58.com.
By 1:25 p.m., dispatchers received numerous calls from drivers saying a vehicle was going the wrong way in the southbound lanes. When police caught up with the vehicle, they found Ortiz unresponsive and had him transported to St. Catherine’s Hospital, the story continues.
Sawisky told police that after Ortiz passed out, he managed to bring the car under control and to a stop. No one was injured.
Both Ortiz and Sawisky remain in the Kenosha County Jail. Ortiz was assigned a $5,000 cash bond at his initial appearance and will next be in court July 2 for his preliminary hearing. Sawisky received a $1,000 cash bond and will also be in court next on July 2 for his preliminary hearing.
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