Wrong Way Driver Initiative

Another Incident Monday Morning Renewing Fears


by Michele McCormack

MILWAUKEE-The Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office and Wisconsin Department of Transportation will unveil new plans to prevent wrong way drivers Tuesday.

Details of the initiative became public on Monday, the very day another wrong way driver was implicated in a crash that hurt several people in Racine County just hours earlier.

The driver involved in Monday's crash is believed to have been drunk..

Just last week, two wrong way drivers were stopped in Milwaukee County.

In one case, a first time drunk driver was arrested. The second case involved an 80 year old woman who deputies say wan't drunk but confused.

On Tuesday, specifics will be unveiled about which on ramps are being targeted for the installation of state-of-the-art technology.

As a press release from the Sheriff's Office Indicates:

"Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. will outline the wrong-way driving problem the Sheriff's Office Patrol Division has studied. Brian Bliesner with WisDOT will answer questions about the traffic engineering aspect of the project."


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