A 22-year-old Racine man faces nine criminal charges in Racine County Circuit Court after two separate arrests in a week.

Robert A. Dominguez is charged with four felony counts of bail jumping, two felony counts of possession of narcotic drugs, two misdemeanor counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and one misdemeanor count of possession of marijuana.

Dominguez made his initial appearance in court Friday afternoon. The six felony charges carry a total fine of $60,000 and 31 years in prison, while the misdemeanors carry a total fine of $21,000 and seven years, six months in county jail.

According to the criminal complaint:

An officer was dispatched to a report of a reckless driver July 15. The complainant reported that a vehicle had swerved between multiple lanes and cut off people on I-94 then exited onto Seven Mile Road.

The vehicle was located at a gas station with the defendant slumped over the steering wheel. Police found a used syringe on the driver’s seat, along with three other used syringes, a glass pipe with both burnt and fresh marijuana in the bowl and a small amount of marijuana in the center console.

Inside a paper receipt was a small white rock that later tested positive as Fentanyl.

On Thursday, police received a reckless driver complaint, and a traffic stop was executed on the defendant’s vehicle. Court records indicate that Dominguez had just been freed on bond in the July 15 case.

The complainant stated he observed the defendant’s vehicle travel left of the center line at least 10 times and nearly strike a northbound vehicle between County Line Road and Seven Mile Road.

Police found a used syringe in the vehicle, and the defendant stated he had used heroin in the morning before he went to work. Several other syringes were found, along with a tourniquet and a number of other drug-related items. Residue from tinfoil found tested positive for heroin.

He is currently being held on $9,500 bail.

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Rex Davenport

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