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Washington County Man Gives His Brother's Identification to Police During OWI Traffic Stop

Washington County Sheriff’s Office learned of two vehicles bumping into each other the highway Tuesday morning.

One was driven by a brother trying to stop his older brother from driving intoxicated on the freeway on Tuesday morning.

According to Washington County Sheriff’s Office, a deputy located one of the suspect vehicles on STH 28 west of CTH W in the Town of Wayne and identified the operator as a 17-year-old Fond du Lac male. The subject indicated his 20-year-old brother left their residence in another vehicle intoxicated.

The 17-year-old told the deputy he tried to stop his brother by slowing down in front of him causing the initial rear-end collision near Lomira.

Both subjects then exited I41 on STH 28 at which point the 17-year-old attempted to pass his brother and force him off the road. The vehicles collided a second time in a side-swipe type crash near Rolling Drive.

The 17-year-old then pulled over to the side of the road due to nearly running out of gas where the deputy had contact with him.

A second deputy located the other vehicle being operated by the 20-year-old in the area of STH 28 and US 45. The operator of that vehicle did not know that another deputy was already out on a traffic stop with his younger brother, and decided to provide the deputy with his brother’s name and date of birth rather than his own.

The 20-year-old driver’s license is revoked and he is currently out on bond from cases in Waukesha and Dodge County that mandate he cannot operate a motor vehicle unless he obtains a valid driver’s license. The driver showed signs of intoxication but refused all sobriety testing. He was arrested for second offense OWI and a search warrant was obtained for a legal blood sample. He was also arrested for two counts of bail jumping resulting from the above bond restrictions and an obstructing charge for providing a false name to the deputy. He remains in custody at the Sheriff’s Office.

The other brother was cited for unsafe cutting in while passing for the side-swipe accident that occurred on STH 28 in Washington County. The initial accident was referred to Dodge County. The younger brother had a cell phone that he could have contacted 911 rather than trying to force his older brother off the road.

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