Latest: Brett Hartley enters not guilty plea in crash that killed two bicyclists
WAUKESHA COUNTY — 20-year-old Brett Hartley of South Milwaukee pleaded not guilty in a Waukesha County courtroom on Friday, July 31st to two counts of second-degree reckless homicide. This, in connection with a crash that killed two bicyclists near Muskego at the beginning of June. Hartley entered the plea after waiving his right to a preliminary hearing.
The criminal complaint states Hartley told officers he had been hanging out with friends in Richfield — and did not sleep before leaving the home at 5 a.m. The complaint says there had been alcohol at the gathering, but witnesses did not see Hartley with a drink after midnight. The crash happened 90 minutes after Hartley and two passengers left the home.
A blood test revealed Hartley did have alcohol in his system.
The two victims in this case were 45-year-old Paul Brown of Franklin and 54-year-old Anthony Oliver of Oak Creek.
Hartley was bound over for trial on Friday. If convicted on the charges, Hartley faces up to 50 years in prison.