Racine County man charged with 5th OWI after hitting car from behind

An accident in Yorkville on Friday night resulted in a Kansasville man being arrested for Operating While Intoxicated 5th offense, a felony.

Police say the two-vehicle crash occurred on Durand Ave. at Sylvania Ave. around 10:45 p.m. They say a Chevrolet sedan hit a Chrysler sedan from behind causing heavy damage to both vehicles.

The driver of the Chevrolet was interviewed by police and they noticed a strong odor of intoxicants coming from him. The driver of the Chrysler was treated at a local hospital for non-life-threatening injuries and then released.

Police were able to get the driver of the Chevrolet to admit to drinking. The 57-year-old man admitted to having at least five beers while he was out drinking that night.

Police arrested the man for OWI 5th offense (Felony) and OWI causing injury. He was booked into the Racine County Jail.

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