Woman Charged After Lying About Crashing Into Shopko
Two people involved in the accident told police that a friend had been driving the car — except he was nowhere to be seen.
A 31-year-old Saukville woman is facing charges after she was a passenger in a car that crashed into the back of Shopko Express in May and then told police someone else had been driving.
Latoya E. Reddick, 538 N. Deerpass Rd., was charged in Ozaukee County Circuit Court on Wednesday with one count of obstructing an officer. If convicted, she faces up to nine months in prison and $10,000 in fines.
According to the criminal complaint:
At 1:59 a.m. May 1, Port Washington police were called after a car left the roadway and then struck the back of the store located at 1011 N. Wisconsin St. While going to the accident, an officer spotted a man and woman walking westbound on Whitefish Road about one block from where the accident site.
The officer told them to stop, but they ignored him. The officer then walked up to him and asked if they were involved in the accident at which time Reddick told him there was another person at the crash who suffered significant injuries and needed help.
The man with Reddick also had a major laceration on his face that was bleeding significantly.
Although the car was registered to the man with Reddick, they told police a friend named Michael was driving at the time and had a bone sticking out of his arm. Police were unable to find the other man and eventually the couple admitted they were the only two in the car and the man had been driving.