RACINE– A Racine lady was in custody on various charges after apparently causing a traffic mishap and leaving the scene on Sunday.
Catherine M. Rios, 42, was charged with operating an automobile while under the impact (4th offense), operating a vehicle with a revoked license, 3 counts of participated in automobile hit-and-run and belongings of THC.
According to the criminal complaint, a 2010 Chevrolet driven by Rios struck the rear of an automobile triggering a chain reaction crash involving two additional vehicles in traffic at Douglas Avenue and High Street. Rios repelled from the accident scene. Racine Police located her vehicle, which had sustained heavy front-end damage, stalled out near 17th Street and Quincy Avenue. Rios was attempting to restart the automobile when approached by the officer.
An officer might smell “a strong odor of intoxicants” and noticed that “Rios had sluggish and slurred speech,” the complaint specified. Rios failed field sobriety tests. In a later search of her car that “smelled off marijuana,” authorities discovered 12.7 grams of THC gummies and 18.6 grams of a compound that checked positive for THC.
Rios was kept in the Racine County Jail as of Monday afternoon.