Daisy J. Sanchez, 20, of Kenosha was charged in Racine County Circuit Court Thursday with one count of hit and run causing injury and one count of disorderly conduct. If convicted, she faces up to one year in prison and $11,000 in fines.
According to the criminal complaint, on Aug. 24, an 11-year-old girl living in the 2300 block of Mead Street bought ice cream from an ice cream truck, then crossed the street to get back home. She was hit by a Nissan Pathfinder allegedly driven by Sanchez.
Reports indicate Sanchez stopped momentarily, and the driver of the ice cream truck tried to get her to park and shut off the engine. Witnesses told police that Sanchez “punched it” and got away from the scene.
Mount Pleasant police were called to the scene while one of the witnesses followed Sanchez. At one point, the witness said, Sanchez stopped and got out of her SUV and asked the man why he was following her. The man said Sanchez threatened to kill him if he didn’t stop.
The man did get Sanchez’s license plate number, which he then reported to officers.
The victim suffered abrasions to her arms and legs and was taken to the hospital for treatment and released.
Officers went to the Kenosha home where the Pathfinder was registered, but the SUV wasn’t there. However, around 9 p.m. that same night, officers investigating the incident were called to the Racine Police Department after Sanchez showed up with her mother. Her mother told police her daughter wanted to do the right thing and turn herself in for the crime.
Sanchez told police after she left the scene she went to a friend’s house on Racine Street. Officers confirmed the story with the friend, who said she tried to convince Sanchez to turn herself in.
Sanchez is free on a $1,000 signature bond while awaiting trial.Share on Facebook