11 Charges Against Driver who Hit, Killed Girl Scouts and Parent While Huffing

November 06, 2018 05:31 PM

Court records show the driver authorities suspect was huffing before hitting and killing three Girl Scouts and a mother in Wisconsin on Saturday has been charged with four counts of homicide by intoxicated use of vehicle, four counts of hit-and-run involving death, one count of hit-and-run involving great bodily harm, one count of bail jumping and one count of intentionally abusing a hazardous substance.

On Monday, a Chippewa County judge set bond for 21-year-old Colten Treu at $250,000. The district attorney said Treu and a friend bought an air duster from Walmart Saturday morning and were huffing it in the car when the friend realized Treu wasn't driving straight.

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The victims were picking up trash in a ditch in Lake Hallie, Wisconsin when the crash occurred. A fourth girl is in critical condition in Rochester.

Treu had his license taken away for six months on a drunk driving charge in 2014, was cited for underage drinking in 2015 and was just arrested in September for driving with a controlled substance in Rusk County, Wisconsin.

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According to court records for that incident, Treu crashed his vehicle in a ditch and left the scene.

Police later found drugs inside the vehicle

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