Milwaukee Drunk Driver Kills Two
Posted by PKSD Law Firm on Dec 04, 2009 in Drunken Driving Accidents
A drunk driver is facing homicide charges after slamming his car into a pickup truck last Friday at the intersection of Plainfield and Howell Streets, killing two people.
The victims, Tom Ballman and Jeremy Neuenfeldt, were heading home from a Thanksgiving dinner when they were hit by a Honda Civic driven by 26-year-old Scott Shallcross. The collision caused the car carrying the victims to burst into flames. Prior to the crash, a sheriffs deputy spotted a Honda Civic pass him at 100 miles per hour.
Police said that Shallcrosss BAC was 0.15 and that he originally told investigators that he climbed in the back seat after the accident. Then he told them the driver ran off.
Shallcross is facing two counts of homicide by intoxicated use of a motor vehicle and operating with a revoked license. If convicted, he could be sentenced to more than 30 years in prison. Shallcross called himself a rocket driver on his MySpace page and has an extensive traffic record that includes speeding, reckless driving and a pending drunk driving charge.
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