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Woodstock man guilty of OWI homicide

May 27, 2014 | 02:18 PM
ELKHORN — A Woodstock man, who killed a passenger while driving drunk, pleaded guilty May 22 to a felony charge of homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle.

Daniel P. Consolo, 25, is scheduled to be sentenced on Aug. 5. He faces up to 25 years imprisonment.

On June 15, 2013, at about 7:46 a.m., Consolo was driving a Jeep, which crashed into a tree off of Cobblestone Road in the town of Walworth. As a result of the crash, a passenger, Kevin D. Green of Fontana, died.

After the crash, Consolo was transported to Mercy Walworth Hospital and Medical Center for treatment. At the hospital, Sheriff’s Sgt. Tim Otterbacher reported that he could smell alcohol on Consolo. Emergency personnel who treated Consolo also reported smelling alcohol on him, according to Otterbacher’s report.

According to the criminal complaint:

At 7:46 a.m. Walworth County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a Jeep that had crashed into a tree.

The deputy on the scene reported that he saw several bottles of beer near the vehicle. Consolo was found lying near the driver’s side door of the vehicle.

Consolo was transferred to Mercy Walworth Hospital and Medical Center for a fractured femur. Consolo told emergency responders that he was the driver of the vehicle.

At the accident scene, Green was treated for his injuries. He later died of his injuries at Froedtert Hospital, Wauwatosa.

On June 15, at 1:45 p.m., sheriff’s deputies went to Centegra Hospital, McHenry, Ill. At Centegra, Ryan and Adam Szudarski, two other passengers in the vehicle, were being treated for injuries they received in the crash.

Adam Szudarski told police that he, Ryan Szudarski, Green and Consolo began drinking in Illinois at around 7 p.m. the previous day.

At around 5 or 6 a.m. they ran out of alcohol and drove toward a residence in Fontana. The group purchased more alcohol and continued to drink.

Adam Szudarski told police that Consolo was driving through fields and doing donuts on lawns.

The crash occurred when Consolo went straight when he should have turned, Adam Szudarski said.

After the crash, the Szudarskis left the vehicle and were picked up by a friend.


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