OWI suspect that hit house could face more time on previous deadly crash

Posted at 5:48 PM, Oct 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-20 19:05:47-04

The man accused of crashing his car into a Paddock Lake home last Sunday could face more time on a prior conviction. 

Jeffrey Hinks, 58, was wheelchair bound Friday as he heard the latest charges against him. He is charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated, 3rd offense and negligent operation of a vehicle. 

Hinks was convicted of two counts of homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle in 2003. It was a crash that killed two elderly women. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison with 20 years to be served under extended supervision. 

But because of Sunday's crash, he could face more jail time on that charge. According to the Wisconsin Department of Corrections, "breaking the conduct which is in violation of state law is considered a violation of an offender’s rules of supervision." 

The Kenosha County District Attorney said he could potentially serve those 20 years in prison. 

If the DOC determines Hinks violated the rules of his community supervision, his agent will determine the appropriate response which could include revocation of his supervision. 

According to the criminal complaint, Hinks told police he had "a couple of beers" while watching the Packers game.

A deputy on the scene says tracks from a home on 245th Avenue show Hinks' truck went onto a yard, over a driveway and back onto the yard, narrowly missing an evergreen tree. His truck then went back on the roadway towards 65th Street.

The deputy reported visible tire tracks on the roadway towards the stop sign. Tire marks continued into the yard on 65th Street where the deputy says Hinks' car entered the yard sideways, hitting a small well pump, water spigot and basement window before coming to a stop at the front of the home. 

Police on scene found Hinks face down on the truck's floorboards, covered in shattered glass. He had a severe head injury which required staples. Hinks couldn't tell police why he left his home or where he was going. 

When asked about how he crashed his truck, Hinks told police, "I don't know. I blacked out and don't remember anything."

If convicted on these most recent charges, Hinks faces a maximum of four years in prison. 

Hinks is being held on a $10,000 cash bond.