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Man Charged for OWI, Hitting Bartender with Jeep in the Village of Somers

A bartender in the village of Somers is recovering from minor injuries after a drunk driver hit her with his jeep Friday night, according to a criminal complaint.

The bartender was hit when she tried to stop 57-year-old Stephen Hanlon of Pleasant Prairie from leaving the parking lot of Scores Sports Bar & Grill, according to a criminal complaint.

A bartender told Kenosha County authorities that Hanlon had at least three beers and two shots before he tried to leave the restaurant, according to the criminal complaint.

The bartender told authorities Hanlon then started making vulgar comments and when water was offered to the man described as "barely able to walk" he allegedly slapped in out of the bartender's hand, according to the criminal complaint.

As employees tried to arrange a ride for Hanlon. he got into his red jeep. According to the criminal complaint, "[the bartender] approached the vehicle and observed the defendant inside the vehicle, in the driver's seat, with the engine running..."

And after she demanded Hanlon get out of the vehicle the criminal complain says: "as [the bartender] was looking around for help she felt extreme pain on the outside of her left thigh...she had been struck by the defendants vehicle, throwing her three to four feet in the air, landing on her butt and left side on the gravel."

Authorities would respond and tracked down hanlon at his home. He denied hitting the bartender, according to court documents, but admitted to drinking five beers before driving home from the bar.

Kenosha deputies then gave Hanlon a give a field sobriety test which he failed. He would then be placed under arrest.

Hanlon is now charged with hit and run, first offense OWI, and disorderly conduct.
 

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