Canseco-Hernández was driving under the influence of alcohol and with a revoked license when he struck Orosco last week.
By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.
May 14, 2015
Milwaukee, WI – On Wednesday, Alvaro Canseco-Hernández, 34, was charged with four felony counts for the hit-and-run death of Anthony “Tony” P. Orosco, 59, on March 8 at the 2600 block of S. 13th Street. Orosco was originally from Texas and a local U.S. Veteran. He was crossing the street when he was struck by the suspect.
Canseco-Hernández was arrested after he fled the scene and was followed by a witnessed who notified a Milwaukee police officer in the area that the suspect was driving a white truck. Police Officer Guadalupe Ramirez-Cervantes stopped the suspect near S. 27th Street and W. Cleveland Ave. The suspect admitted to Officer Ramirez-Cervantes that he had been drinking earlier (14 to 17 beers) with a friend and later tested O.15 for blood-alcohol concentration which is nearly twice the legal limit, according to the criminal complaint.
Canseco-Hernández was charged with homicide by intoxication use of a vehicle (40 years in prison and fines up to $100k), use of a vehicle with PAC – Prohibited Alcohol Concentration (40 years in prison and fines up to $100K), hit-and-run causing death (25 years in prison) and knowingly driving while license revoked causing death (6 years in prison and fines up to 10K). A cash bail of $10,000 was set for Canseco-Hernández. He is expected back in court for a preliminary hearing on May 21.
According to court records, Canseco-Hernández was convicted for OWI, a first offense in July 9, 2012 and had his license revoked and was under a mandatory ignition interlock device order. If convicted on all counts, Canseco-Hernández is facing up to life in prison and fines up to $210K.