Sheriff’s deputy encounters wrong-way driver on State Highway 119

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MILWAUKEE -- A Milwaukee County Sheriff's deputy on Monday morning, April 18th encountered a wrong-way driver headed toward him on State Highway 119 (airport spur). It happened just before 5 a.m.

According to the Sheriff's Office, the vehicle was traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes when the deputy activated his emergency lights and siren.

The driver stopped about 30 feet from the squad.

The 66-year-old male driver was the sole occupant of a taxi, and was very lethargic and confused, according to the Sheriff's Office. He spoke little English and could not coherently respond to questions.

Responding medical personnel from the Milwaukee Fire Department treated him for very low blood sugar. A co-worker stopped at the scene and assisted in translating for the driver and confirmed that the man was diabetic.

The case will be reviewed by the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office for any possible charges.

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