Pewaukee man “covered in blood” after crash, accused of 5th OWI on Thanksgiving

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WAUKESHA COUNTY -- A 37-year-old Pewaukee man was arrested early on Thanksgiving morning -- Thursday, November 24th -- accused of his fifth OWI offense.i-94

Justin Murphy was arrested shortly before 1:30 a.m. by the Wisconsin State Patrol.

Officials say a trooper was traveling on I-94 when he observed a vehicle traveling on a frontage road -- near Golf Road and Elmhurst Road in Waukesha County -- traveling in excess of 100 miles-per-hour.

Murphy lost control of the vehicle as he turned down Maple Road -- crashing, and nearly striking a home nearby.waukesha

Troopers observed Murphy covered in blood, walking near the crashed vehicle.

He was taken to the hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

Officials say troopers were able to determine the man was impaired, and he was arrested for OWI -- fifth offense.waukesha2

State Patrol officials say Murphy became combative at the hospital and had to be restrained.

A blood draw was obtained -- and charges are being referred to the Waukesha County District Attorney's Office.waukesha3

Formal charges have not yet been filed.

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3 comments

  • deletedagain

    Not a problem. He has 6 more OWIs before the state of intoxication (aka Wisconsin) pays any attention.
    Drinking is encouraged by the state. If our law makers do nothing to stop the problem they are also guilty.

  • Gary D. Hamilton

    I’m sure our liberal justice system will give him a slap on the wrist. They will only be locked up for good after he kills someone!

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