Police: Woman who got kicked out of Mt. Pleasant bar drove car into crowd; 1 seriously injured

Police: Woman who got kicked out of Mt. Pleasant bar drove car into crowd; 1 seriously injured

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Updated: 03/08/2021 04:33 PM

RACINE COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) – Mount Pleasant police say a woman who got kicked out of a Mount Pleasant bar drove her car into a crowd, leaving one person seriously injured on Sunday, March 7.

Andernette Ross, 33, of Racine was transported to the Racine County Jail and is held on multiple charges, including second degree attempted reckless homicide.

Ross made her initial court appearance Monday, March 8. Her cash bond was set at $10,000. Her next court appearance is scheduled for March 18.

According to a criminal complaint, Mt. Pleasant officers were dispatched to the 2100 block of Racine Street around 2:07 a.m. Police say witnesses on scene stated a pedestrian was struck and became trapped under a car.

Police learned the operator of the car, Ross, was allegedly involved in an altercation with a group inside a local bar.

Antonio DeLeon was celebrating a going away party with family and friends when that altercation took place.

Once Ross was removed from the bar by staff, police say she allegedly saw the group exit the bar and drove towards them. The criminal complaint said DeLeon began yelling at Ross and then, “Ross accelerated the vehicle and drove over [DeLeon].” He was stuck under the tire and dragged by the vehicle.

Ross ran from the vehicle, but was later apprehended by police.

DeLeon’s brother spoke with CBS 58 and described the chaotic scene.

“I heard the commotion outside the bar,” Andrel Patterson said in an interview. “I immediately ran out and everyone pretty much jumped into action, they lifted the car off of him and pulled him out. He was unconscious so I administered CPR on him.”

DeLeon was transported to a local hospital and then later transported by Flight for Life to Froedtert Hospital with serious injuries including a broken leg, hip fracture, cracked ribs and a ruptured bladder, according to Patterson.

Patterson said DeLeon had surgery Monday morning for his injuries. The family has set up a GoFundMe page to help with medical costs as DeLeon is currently “absent from medical insurance,” according to Patterson. That GoFundMe can be found here.

Patterson said he believes his brother’s strength will help in his recovery.

“He keeps reassuring me, ‘I’ll be OK,’” Patterson said. “He’s a strong person.”

According to Mount Pleasant police, Ross is held on the following charges: hit and run causing injury, OWI causing injury, injury by intoxicated use of a vehicle, second degree attempted reckless homicide.


Published: 03/07/2021 10:45 AM

MT. PLEASANT, Wis. (CBS 58) --- Mount Pleasant police say a woman who got kicked out of a Mount Pleasant bar drove her car into a crowd, leaving one person seriously injured on Sunday, March 7.

Andernette Ross, 33, of Racine was transported to the Racine County Jail and is held on multiple charges, including second degree attempted reckless homicide. 

Mt. Pleasant officers were dispatched to the 2100 block of Racine Street around 2:07 a.m. 

According to police, witnesses on scene stated a pedestrian was struck and became trapped under a car.

Police learned the operator of the car, Ross, was allegedly involved in an altercation with a group inside a local bar.

Once Ross was removed from the bar by staff,  police say she allegedly saw the group exit the bar and drove towards them. According to a news release, Ross allegedly drove through the group, striking the pedestrian with her vehicle. Ross then fled on foot.

Officers arrived on scene and was able to apprehend Ross.

The victim was transported to a local hospital and then later transported by Flight for Life to Froedtert Hospital with possible life-threatening injuries.

According to Mount Pleasant police, Ross is held on the following charges: hit and run causing injury, OWI causing injury, injury by intoxicated use of a vehicle, second degree attempted reckless homicide.

The incident remains under investigation by the Mount Pleasant Police Department and the Wisconsin State Patrol. 

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