Deputies arrest wrong-way driver on State Highway 794

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by Jesse Tovar

MILWAUKEE -- At 11:52 p.m. on July 17, sheriff's deputies responded to a 911 call reporting a wrong-way driver traveling southbound on the northbound lanes of State Highway 794 near Layton Avenue.

A deputy stopped the vehicle at the intersection of State Highway 794 and Pennsylvania Ave.

The driver has been identified as Jerome L. Carel, a 66-year-old Racine man. Carel said he had two or three beers at Roma's Bakery and Italian Deli and had driven the wrong way from Oklahoma Ave. Carel was arrested for Recklessly Endangering Safety (2nd Degree), cited for OWI-1st, and taken to Froedtert Hospital for a blood draw.

There were no crashes or injuries involved in this incident.

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