Wisconsin State Patrol arrests man for OWI with 1-year-old child in car

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Wisconsin State Patrol

RACINE COUNTY — A 29-year-old Milwaukee man is facing charges after police say he was driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol with his one-year-old child in the vehicle in Racine.

According to The Wisconsin State Patrol, shortly after 8:00 p.m. Friday evening, March 17th, a vehicle was pulled over for a license plate violation on I-94 southbound near 7 Mile Road in Racine.

Officials say upon making contact with the driver, the trooper smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle.

The 29-year-old driver from Milwaukee, failed a field sobriety test and was placed under arrest for operating while intoxicated drugged driving, 1st offense, with a passenger under the age of sixteen.

He is facing the following charges:

  • Operating while intoxicated
  • Possession of THC
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Operating while suspended — 8th offense

Officials say the one-year-old child was turned over to a responsible party.

No other details have been released.

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