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42-year-old man arrested for 5th OWI offense after crashing SUV in Racine County

RACINE COUNTY — Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 42-year-old man for his fifth OWI offense, after he allegedly crashed an SUV into a tree off State Highway 11/Durand Avenue, east of State Highway 83 in Racine County. It happened on Saturday, January 6th.

Officials received a call shortly after noon, about a vehicle that had left the roadway and struck a tree. The caller also said the driver was driving recklessly before the crash.

Man arrested for 5th OWI offense after crashing SUV in Racine County

According to the Racine County Sheriff’s Office, the driver of the vehicle fled the scene on foot into a wooded area. Deputies were able to track down the 42-year-old Town of Dover man, and he was subsequently arrested for a felony OWI 5th offense, operating without a license and several other traffic citations.

Man arrested for 5th OWI offense after crashing SUV in Racine County

The suspect was treated for non-life threatening injuries. He’s being held at the Racine County Jail.