A Reedsville man who deputies say injured a pregnant woman and her three young children during a drunken-driving crash Sunday had two previous OWI convictions, records show.
Daniel J. Voeltz, 24, was charged Tuesday in Calumet County Court with two counts of causing great bodily harm by drunken driving and three counts of causing injury by drunken driving as a second or subsequent offense. The crash happened in the Town of Chilton at Faro Springs Road and State 32/57.
Voeltz failed to stop at a stop sign on Faro Springs Road just before 8 p.m. and struck a southbound sport utility vehicle driven by Kelly Goodman of Kiel, witnesses said.
Goodman’s 3-year-old son, Micah Goodman, suffered the most serious injuries. He was initially listed in critical condition and was placed in a drug-induced coma at Green Bay’s St. Vincent Hospital. A CAT scan Monday showed brain swelling as result of the crash, the criminal complaint says.
The boy is now in serious condition, according to the Calumet County Sheriff’s Department.
Voeltz initially told deputies Jeremy Stecker, 36, of Brillion, a passenger in his vehicle, was driving. Stecker, who suffered a broken hip in the crash, told deputies he and Voeltz had been at a tavern prior to the crash.
Voeltz was interviewed about an hour after the crash and said he couldn’t remember where he was coming from, whom he was with or how much he had to drink, the complaint says.
Voeltz’s blood-alcohol concentration was 0.204 percent, or more than twice the legal limit of 0.08 percent.
Kelly Goodman, 33, suffered bruised ribs in the crash and was kept at St. Elizabeth Hospital for observation because of her pregnancy.
Her daughter Piper Goodman, 1, was treated at St. Elizabeth Hospital and was released Sunday night. Callaway Goodman, 2, suffered a concussion and she was kept at St. Vincent Hospital for observation.