Defendant in fatal Portage County crash has deadly record

Woman accused of drunken driving served jail time for incident that killed man in Illinois
Defendant in fatal Portage County crash has deadly record

Prosecutors said the woman charged in a fatal drunken driving crash in central Wisconsin has a record of another deadly driving incident in Illinois.

A criminal complaint filed in Portage County charges 23-year-old Hanna Schacht with homicide by drunken driving in the death of 51-year-old Daniel Wetzel, of Lanark.

Sheriff’s officials said Wetzel was a passenger in a vehicle driven by his son that pulled out of a driveway east of Stevens Point and was struck by Schacht’s vehicle Sunday morning. Sheriff’s officials said Schacht had a preliminary blood alcohol content of 0.15 after the crash.

Stevens Point Journal Media reported that a Portage County prosecutor said Schacht served jail time after a man fell from the roof of a vehicle she was driving in Woodstock, Ill., last year and died.

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