After getting into a drunken argument with her husband Sunday, a Waterford woman hit him with her SUV, leaving him with a critical head injury.
When deputies from the Racine County Sheriff’s Department responded to the 400 block of S. Front Street, the victim was laying on his back, his head in a pool of blood. He was unresponsive and had difficulty breathing.
The incident occurred just after midnight, according the criminal complaint. Witnesses told police they heard yelling followed shortly by the sound of a car hitting something, then saw a midsize SUV speeding away.
Terria G. Rudzinski, 32, was apprehended two hours later.
She and her husband were driving home from the Hitch-n-Post when the argument began. At one point, her husband pulled her hair, she told sheriff deputies, So she pulled over and got out of the car. They started yelling at each other, then he got out of the car and she got back in. She told police she drove off at 2 mph and her husband struck the passenger side windshield with his hand.
The front headlight was cracked, hair and tissue were on the vehicle, along with imprints and damage to the hood and right front bumper consistent with the hitting a person, according to the criminal complaint.
Rudzinski was visibly intoxicated with glassy and bloodshot eyes. After being breathalyzed, she showed a blood alcohol level of .165.
Rudzinski is charged with hit and run causing great bodily harm, injury by intoxicated use of a vehicle, causing injury while operating while intoxicated and disorderly conduct.
Her husband was on a flight for life suffering a fractured skull and cervical fractures. A portion of his skull has been removed to allow for brain swelling and he is in a critical but stable condition.