Man in custody after driving wrong way down I-94
Jaclyn Brandt and Michelle Richards
Photo: Video by tmj4.com
MILWAUKEE - A driver is in custody after driving the wrong way on I-94 overnight.
The video from our Wisconsin Department of Transportation cameras that caught a wrong way driver in action.
The 69-year-old man was spotted heading the wrong way near Ryan Road in Milwaukee County and made it all the way to the town of Raymond in Racine County before sheriff's deputies were able to stop him.
No one was hurt in the incident, including the driver, but deputies say they could smell alcohol on the man. Sgt. Aaron Schmidt with the Racine County Sheriff explains how dangerous the man could have been, and what their office did to protect other drivers.
“We had several squads there,” Sgt. Schmidt said. “We position our squads to take up the entire lane, hopefully we have all the amber lights to warn other drivers."