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Wrong Way Drunk Driver Goes 15 Miles on Milwaukee Interstate

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Look at this guy.  He is Patrick Coffey. If you see him behind the wheel, run.  Run fast.

Police say he downed a bunch of beers at Irishfest and then got on I-43 heading south in the northbound lanes.

Coffey traveled almost 15 miles the wrong direction before slamming into median wall.  But that wasn't enough.  After the collision with the wall, Coffey tried to back up and drive around a squad car.  The deputy used his squad to pin the vehicle against the wall.

Coffey had a blood alcohol level of .19... two and half times the legal limit.  He was arrested for OWI-3rd.


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