Officials: Intoxicated man leads troopers on 100+ mph chase through Waukesha County
JEFFERSON/WAUKESHA COUNTIES (CBS 58) -- A 53-year-old Milwaukee man is accused of leading police on a high-speed chase on I-94 through Waukesha County while intoxicated.
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) said on Friday, Oct. 17, multiple complaints were reported regarding a gold Jeep Grand Cherokee traveling eastbound on I-94 in Jefferson and Waukesha Counties. Officials say a Wisconsin State Trooper observed the driver's "poor driving skills."
According to the WisDOT, the deputy activated his emergency lights and witnessed the reckless driver throwing cans of alcohol out the window. The driver then fled.
Authorities tried to use tire deflation devices but did not deploy them in time. Troopers terminated the pursuit when the driver exceeded speeds of 100 mph on I-94 through Waukesha County.
Once in Milwaukee County, officials say the driver exited at State Trunk Highway 100 and crashed. He then fled on foot and was later found at an animal day care facility and taken into custody by the West Allis Police Department.
The driver, identified as a 53-year-old Milwaukee man, will face charges including his fifth OWI, fleeing eluding, driving without revocation, and obstructing an officer.