MCSO: Man drove wrong way on I-794 near Howard Avenue, arrested for OWI

Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office

MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday morning, July 23 arrested a motorist for OWI, 2nd offense after he was spotted driving the wrong way on I-794.

The driver was traveling northbound in the southbound lanes of I-794 near W. Howard Avenue around 1:50 a.m.

When deputies arrived on scene, the vehicle was stopped and facing the wrong direction.

According to the sheriff’s office, the driver displayed indicators of impairment and was arrested for OWI -2nd and second degree recklessly endangering safety (RES).  The RES charge carries a maximum penalty of up to 10 years in prison.

There were no injuries or crashes with this incident.

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