A woman is accused of punching a woman for not giving her her car keys, but once the woman got the keys she crashed the car she was driving into another car several times.
Veronic Cameron, 26, of Racine, was charged by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office with second-degree recklessly endangering safety, misdemeanor battery, criminal damage to property, hit and run (attended vehicle), and disorderly conduct. If convicted of all charges, she faces up to 12 years two months in prison and/or fined up to $45,300.
According to the criminal complaint, an officer with the Racine Police Department witnessed a hit and run crash in the 1400 block of Marquette Street on Tuesday. Cameron, who was driving a 2007 Nissan Pathfinder, crashed into an occupied parked car three times. The officer then conducted a traffic stop.
Cameron told the officer she planned to pull around the corner after crashing into the car. After checking her driving record, the officer learned that Cameron had 30 citations for operating after her driver’s license was suspended. She also had an expired temporary license plate and no insurance on the car.
“She stated she was unable to back up. However, there was not a vehicle parked behind her,” the complaint reads.
The officer learned that Cameron had been arguing with a woman. Cameron had come to her residence to pick up some car keys and began shouting at her through the door. She then struck the front door of the home and left a “large fist size(d) dent in the door.”
Cameron pushed the door open and charged at the woman, punching her with “closed fists multiple times,” according to the complaint.
The woman broke free, gave Cameron the keys to the car and told her to leave. But a friend of the woman’s was borrowing the car at the time. He happened to have come home just after the altercation and was parking the car when the woman told her friend that Cameron had just assaulted her.
Cameron then crashed into the back of the car with two people in it — a man and another passenger. The woman’s friend was starting to get out of the car when Cameron crashed into the back of the car a second time and then a third time before leaving.
The woman had visible injuries and there vehicle and door had been damaged, according to the criminal complaint.
During an initial appearance, Cameron was released from the Racine County Jail on a $500 cash bond. A preliminary hearing was set for 8:30 a.m. Wednesday in front of Racine County Court Commissioner Alice Rudebusch.
Editor’s note: This information was taken from a criminal complaint provided by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office. A defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty and convicted.