UPDATE: Driver facing charges in crash into Paddock Lake house

/Carl Ford photo

A Paddock Lake man is facing charges related to a a crash in which the truck he was driving struck a house in Paddock Lake Sunday evening.

A new release from the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department said Jeffrey R. Hinks, 58, was traveling southbound on 245th Avenue in a Ford pick-up truck when he lost control and struck a house in the 22400 block of 65th Street.

The crash was reported at 6:35 p.m. Sheriff’s deputies and Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue units responded to the scene.

Damage to the house and the truck was severe, the release said. There was one person upstairs in the house at the time of the crash, but that person was not injured.

The driver was transported to a local hospital for injuries sustained in the crash.

Hinks has been charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle While Intoxicated (3rd offense) and negligent operation of a vehicle, according to court records. He is on Felony Parole for a 2003 incident where he was charged with two counts of Operating while Intoxicated Causing Death, the news release said.

KCSD investigation is ongoing.

Carl Ford, the resident of the house, shared with us some photos of the scene and the damage to the house, which accompany this post.

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One Comment

  1. Donna says:

    This is perfect example of why we all need to contact our state legislators and get the drunk driving laws changed!! He has already killed two people and is not only out but continuing to drive drunk, this could have been any of us

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