Drunk wrong-way driver travels 15 miles on I-94

CREATED Nov 10, 2012

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MILWAUKEE -- Yet another wrong way driver is arrested.

Milwaukee County Sheriff's Deputies say a 21-year-old man from Waukesha drove south in the northbound lanes of I-94 for more than 15 miles early Saturday morning.

The first report was near the Marquette Interchange.  The driver made it south of the Milwaukee-Racine County line before turning around and heading northbound.  

At one point, a sheriff's deputy drove parallel to the wrong-way driver.  The deputy shined a light into the suspect's car and tried unsuccessfully to get the driver's attention.

Deputies were finally able to stop the car near College Avenue.  

Preliminary tests showed the suspect had a blood-alcohol level of 0.18.  

The sheriff's office is asking for charges of first offense drunken driving and recklessly endangering safety.