Suspect accused of killing Good Samaritan faces his 6th OWI

An Oconomowoc man has been accused of killing one and injuring another two in a deadly crash on I-94 near Delafield.

The Waukesha County Sheriff said in a news release Monday that Frank C. Schiller of Oconomowoc is accused of killing Peter Enns, of Canada,  while he was near a van pulled over to the side of the road Saturday. Police say Schiller's vehicle was passing cars in the shoulder when he struck the vehicle.

Enns pulled over on I-94 East in Delafield to help someone change a flat tire Saturday night.  At the same time, Schiller was trying to pass vehicles on the right shoulder.  Schiller hit the Good Samaritan around 9:10pm.  Enns later died at the hospital.  

Schiller, 37, was in court for a probable cause hearing Monday. The state says there is probable cause for offenses including homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle, OWI causing injury and felony bail jumping. However, Schiller's history with law enforcement is lengthy.

He received his first OWI conviction in 2000, his second in 2005 and his third and fourth in 2008, and his fifth this year.

"If the allegations in this complaint are true, you are everyone's worst nightmare," said Laura Florian Lau, the Waukesha court commissioner. "Someone who operates a vehicle, while impaired and we have the loss of life and my understanding, other serious injuries. Looking at yourself, you've sustained injuries as well. The court is extremely concerned as to whether you'll return to court or follow bail conditions. As previously stated, pending an OWI 5th and now allegedly operating a vehicle while under the influence."

The state initially asked for a $100,000 bond however, because of his history and several bail jumping charges in the past, the court instituted a $1,000,000 bond.

A 37-year-old man and an 11-year-old child were also injured in the crash, but their injuries are considered non-life threatening.

In March, Schiller was charged with OWI in Milwaukee County, after a 911 caller found him passed out in a running car.  The Criminal Complaint said Schiller "admitted to using heroin and cocaine."

When officers pulled Schiller over for OWI in October 2008, the Criminal Complaint said he "nearly fell into the traffic lane on I-94."

Earlier in 2008 in February, a criminal complaint said Schiller's vehicle "crossed fully into the oncoming traffic lane for several hundred feet."

When police were called to a battery in progress in Mukwonogo in 2005, Schiller took off in a truck.  The criminal complaint said his speech was "very slurred and he was slumped over in his seat" when officers pulled him over.

Schiller is also charged with possession of narcotics in two separate incidents.  A criminal complaint said deputies were dispatched to a Summit home in February for "a possible heroin overdose" involving the 37-year-old.

Schiller will appear in court on Thursday at 1:15 p.m.
 

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