Crime & Courts

Defendant in fatal crash has deadly driving record

STEVENS POINT, Wis. – Prosecutors say the woman charged in a fatal drunken driving crash in central Wisconsin has a record of another deadly driving incident in Woodstock.

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 a Portage County prosecutor says Schacht served jail time after a man fell from the roof of a vehicle she was driving in Woodstock last year and died.

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