Racine authorities recently cited a female driver for operating a vehicle while under the influence (OWI) after she was involved in a single vehicle accident in which a house sustained substantial damage, an April 18th article of The Journal Times reported.
Reports said that 48-year-old Michelle Kirkhoff was cited on April 16 for her first OWI after she crashed into a house at 3401-03 Victory Avenue. Aside from police, Racine fire crews also responded to the accident scene because the duplex caught fire.
Kirkhoff’s vehicle went through the house’s facade after she lost control. A tow truck was later used to pull Kirkhoff’s vehicle out of the house. Authorities later revealed that the estimated structural damage caused by the accident and subsequent fire was $50,000. Kirkhoff and a passenger in her vehicle both sustained minor injuries in the incident.
Drunk drivers cause far too many injuries and serious property damage throughout Wisconsin. If you or someone you love has suffered because of an intoxicated motorist, stand up for your rights and call the experienced car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at (414) 271-0900.