Man convicted of killing two women in 2003 drunk driving crash is again under investigation in Paddock Lake
KENOSHA COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A man convicted of killing two women in a 2003 drunk driving crash is again under investigation in Paddock Lake. This time Kenosha County authorities say he crashed into a house on 65th Street.
58-year-old Jeffrey Hinks is the suspect in this crash. Authorities say he's currently hospitalized because of his injuries - but he faces a third OWI and a probation violation stemming back to the double-fatal 2003 crash.
"There was no skid mark. Just tire tracks going into the yard," Ted Ouimet, a neighbor to the home that got hit, said.
"Had he hit the house directly straight on he would have went inside the house. He must have turned the wheel at the last minute," Ouimet said.
Looking back to Halloween 2003 - three weeks after getting stopped for his first OWI - Jeffrey Hinks ran a stop sign on Highway 75. Police would report Hinks had a B.A.C. of .31
He crashed into a car driven by 83-year-old Amy Fonk. Her son Richard Fonk runs Fonk's Home Center in Union Grove.
"You know it's like deja vu. This guy, he got five years for my mother and five years for her friend. I mean, he killed two people," Fonk said.
"She was still learning. You know, she still wanted to learn things at 83. She played Scrabble almost every day," Fonk said.
"It's not a good feeling to have to tell your sister that your mother's no longer with you," Fonk said.
And even before hearing about the latest crash, he says he felt Hinks past punishment or treatments weren't enough.
"Well he definitely didn't learn his lesson, did he?" Fonk said.
The other person killed in the 2003 crash was 83-year-old Hazel Nowinski.
When Hinks got out of prison he was ordered to spend 30 years in extended supervision. That is still in effect. No word on the extent of his injuries.