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Driver arrested for OWI after car starts on fire on I-43

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MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Milwaukee County Sheriff’s officials responded to a car fire on I-43 at the Mineral Street off-ramp early Sunday morning, May 5th.

Officials say a driver drove through a construction zone and into a two foot deep drop in the pavement, which caused the car to start on fire.

The driver was able to escape, and was taken to the hospital — and is expected to survive.

That driver was also arrested for OWI (first offense).