19-year-old Garcia allegedly crashed his motorcycle while fleeing from police and then fled on foot leaving an injured female passenger at the scene.
By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.
May 16, 2016
Lake Geneva, WI – Patrick Robert Francis Garcia, 19, has been charged with one felony count for eluding and fleeing from an officer and several traffic violations including driving without a valid driver license, reckless driving/endangering safety and failure to report accident. If convicted, Garcia is facing up to three years and six months in prison and $10,000 in fines for the felony charge. The multiple traffic violation charges and citations are cash forfeiture.
Garcia is scheduled for an adjournment hearing on May 23, 2016. He remains free on a $2,000 signature bond.
On May 6, Garcia was arrested shortly after leaving the scene of a motorcycle crash that left a 22-year-old female motorcycle passenger injured at the scene. According to Lake Geneva Police Chief Michael S. Rasmussen, an officer observed a motorcycle driven by Garcia traveling at a high rate of speed on North Edwards Boulevard south of Sheridan Springs Road.
A short time later, the officer found that the motorcycle had crashed at the intersection of North Edwards Boulevard and Sheridan Springs Road. The operator of that motorcycle was later identified as Garcia of Lake Geneva, who fled from the crash on foot. A 22-year-old female passenger on the motorcycle was left injured at the scene by Garcia. She was transported to Lakeland Medical Center and later flown by Flight for Life to Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee. Garcia was located a short time later in the 400 Block of Spring Street. Garcia was arrested and booked into the Walworth County Jail. Police believe speed and fleeing from an officer are the main factors of the crash.