A 58 year old Racine woman has been charged with Child Abuse-Intentionally Cause Harm, and 2nd-Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety. She was given a $5000 cash bond after making her initial appearance
(please note we are not naming the defendant to protect the identity of the juvenile)
According to the criminal complaint on July 20th, Racine Police were dispatched to a call for an unresponsive female. Upon arriving they discovered the defendant seated in the back seat, breathing but unresponsive. Officers were able to removed her from the vehicle and were able to somewhat make her responsive. Rescue personnel arrived on scene a short time later and took over medical care.
An officer on scene at Wheaten Franciscan was informed of a possible victim/witness to the defendants potential overdose. Officers spoke with the juvenile was being treated to exposure to an unknown substance, who stated that the defendant had been hanging around a vehicle with others and had appeared to have been smoking a glass pipe with a wiry material on the end. The victim stated that the defendant allegedly would take a “hit” and run up and blow the smoke in the victims face. The victim told authorities that she had become dizzy and disorientated after this happened. The victim ended up at home and Racine Fire Department responding, the complaint reads.
According to the complaint officers asked the defendant what had happened at the scene, where she allegedly replied she was “celebrating her birthday drinking, smoking weed and smoking crack cocaine” When asked if she remembered blowing smoke from crack into the victims face, she told authorities “it was done in fun of celebrating her birthday”. Officers asked if the defendant would agree to a legal blood draw, where its stated she agreed, signed the waiver and a blood sample was taken. Once medically cleared the defendant was placed under arrest and transported to the Racine County Jail