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Racine County Sheriff's Office makes two separate OWI arrests in I-94 construction zone

RACINE COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The Racine County Sheriff's Office made two OWI arrests in a construction zone on I-94 over the weekend.

The Racine County Sheriff's Office deployed extra patrols to I-41/94 in response to concerns about safety in the construction zone. 

Around 8:55 a.m. on Sunday, a deputy stopped a vehicle traveling northbound in the Village of Raymond. The vehicle was going 110 mph in a 60 mph construction zone.

The 41-year-old male driver was found to be intoxicated. He was arrested for OWI, reckless driving, speeding, no insurance, and bail jumping.

Around 9:52 a.m. on Sunday, another deputy was doing traffic enforcement in the construction zone in Raymond when he noticed a car going 81 mph in a 60 mph construction zone. The 37-year-old man from Chicago admitted to smoking marijuana before driving and was taken into custody.

The Racine County Sheriff Office would like to remind drivers to celebrate the holiday weekend responsibly and safely.

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