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Dramatic video shows chase, crash with 1,000th repeat drunk driver

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Dramatic video shows chase, crash with 1,000th repeat drunk driver

By Jon Byman. CREATED Oct 29, 2013 - UPDATED: Oct 30, 2013

MILWAUKEE - A 40-year-old man will earn the dubious distinction as Milwaukee County's 1,000th repeat offender busted since tougher DUI laws went into effect in 2010.

The guy was arrested shortly after he crashed at the end of a wild high speed chase.

The incident started about 2:45 this morning when a deputy noticed the driver going the wrong way on Mayfair road. The deputy tried to pull the man over, but he wouldn't stop. The driver got on I-94 heading east and took off.

"He was traveling at very high rates of speed, over 100 miles-an-hour and over all lanes of traffic," said Milwaukee County Sheriff's Spokeswoman Fran McLaughlin.

The driver got off the freeway and back on it several times. He got on southbound 41. When he hit the stadium interchange, he actually hit it. The man smashed into a barrier.

The deputy who was chasing him tried to avoid some debris and also crashed.

Both the deputy and the man were hurt. Both are expected to recover.

This will be a 3rd offense for the suspected drunk driver.

Steve Chamraz contributed to this report.