By Derrick Stanley
A serious car crash in Mount Pleasant, WI on Monday resulted in charges today for a man who admitted to smoking marijuana ten minutes before the wreck, Fox 6 News reported.
Christopher Hetchler, 20, of Racine was charged with the following:
- Use of a vehicle with controlled substance in blood (great bodily harm)
- Operating with a detectable amount of restricted controlled substance in blood, causing injury (first offense)
- Possession of THC
- Possession of drug paraphernalia
The police report indicated that Hetchler's white Ford truck made a left turn directly into the path of a Dodge truck which struck the Ford, causing both vehicles to go into a spin.
The crash was witnessed by a Mount Pleasant police officer, who made sure the Dodge driver was alright.
The officer's report stated that the Ford driver was observed "sadly apologizing" to the motionless, seemingly lifeless passenger bleeding from his head.
The officer's report said that he detected a strong marijuana odor coming from the Ford and observed at least two baggies of marijuana and a glass pipe in the car.
The door had to be cut off in order to get Hetchler's passenger out. He was transported to the hospital via Flight For Life for his severe injuries.
The police report indicated that Hetchler said "yes, it was all mine" when asked about the marijuana and pipe. He admitted to smoking marijuana in the truck approximately ten minute before the crash.