A Wisconsin man arrested for driving under the influence for the fourth time was found with an unrestrained toddler in his front passenger seat in Spring Grove.
Michael L. Francesconi, 28, of Twin Lakes, Wisconsin, was charged with two counts of aggravated driving under the influence, driving on a revoked or suspended license, obstructing justice, child endangerment and driving on a revoked license.
The Spring Grove Police Department conducted a traffic stop on a 2002 Honda Civic around 12 p.m. on April 27.
Officers stopped the Honda, driven by Francesconi, on Route 12 east of Finch Street.
Officers noticed Francesconi drive up onto a curb prior to the stop and later determined he was under the influence, court records show.
Francesconi, who has three prior violations for driving under the influence, was arrested.
He was driving on a revoked license and had a two-year-old child in the front passenger seat of the car, criminal complaints said.
The toddler was not properly restrained and Francesconi was not wearing a seatbelt, the complaint said.
A warrant for a blood and urine sample was obtained but Francesconi refused the judge’s order, the complaint said.
Officers noted in a report that Francesconi had a delayed slow reaction to questions and he showed multiple signs of impairment during field sobriety tests.
In addition to his charges, he was cited for driving under the influence of drugs, driving without a license, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, child seatbelt violation, driver seatbelt violation, driving without valid registration, registration violation and improper traffic lane usage.
McHenry County Judge Mark Gerhardt ordered Francesconi held on a $40,000 bond.
Francesconi was released from the McHenry County Jail after posting $4,000 cash.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for June 23.