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Drunken driver injured 3, used racial slurs against injured man, Mount Pleasant police say

Drunken driver injured 3, used racial slurs against injured man, Mount Pleasant police say

MOUNT PLEASANT — A woman arrested Sunday for alleged drunken driving on Interstate 94 was formally charged Monday with causing injury in the crash she reportedly caused.

Gabriela Garcia, 27, of Kenosha, was allegedly drunk when police say she exited I-94 at Highway 20, ran a red light, hit another car and used racial slurs against one of the other vehicle’s occupants shortly after 1 a.m. Sunday. The other vehicle had three occupants, all of whom reported injuries, according to police.

Garcia faces misdemeanor charges of causing injury while operating under the influence and disorderly conduct.

According to the criminal complaint:

When Mount Pleasant Police responded, Garcia was clearly intoxicated because her eyes were red and glassy and she had fine motor skill issues.

“I (expletive) ruin so many (expletive) things,” Garcia said, according to the complaint.

An officer took Garcia to his squad car. Garcia requested to make a phone call, but the officer would not let her. When the officer went to put handcuffs on Garcia, she reportedly said, “I’m not even (expletive) black.”

Garcia was taken to the hospital for a blood draw. During the draw, she reportedly said she would have her lawyer kill the officer. She continued to engage in “abusive, profane boisterous and unreasonably loud disorderly conduct," officers reported.

She also claimed one of the other vehicle’s occupants was lying about his injuries because he was black. She allegedly used racial slurs against the other occupant.

“I’m a (expletive) Mexican who pays for everything, for everything, and you consider me a criminal,” Garcia reportedly told the officer. “I’ll remember you.”

Although Garcia was charged Monday, she did not make any court appearances or have any scheduled yet, records show.

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