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Driver arrested for OWI, drugs after crashing car into fire hydrant, tree and sign

WEST ALLIS — A 24-year-old from Milwaukee was arrested early Wednesday morning, May 9 on suspicion of OWI-causing injury and possession of cocaine following a crash in West Allis.

According to police, shortly before 1 a.m., a West Allis officer was traveling southbound in the area of 60th Street and Burnham Street when he observed a vehicle traveling northbound at a high rate of speed.

Crash near S. 60th St. and W. National Ave in West Allis

The officer attempted to turn around and catch up to the vehicle.  However, the vehicle continued to increase its speed and the officer was not able to catch up to the vehicle and never activated his emergency equipment to attempt to stop the vehicle.

The vehicle was located in the area of 60th and National, where it crashed into a fire hydrant, tree and sign.

There were two occupants in the vehicle — and the passenger complained of injuries.

Crash near S. 60th St. and W. National Ave in West Allis

The driverwas arrested on suspicion of OWI-causing injury and possession of cocaine. The district attorney will review the case for charges.