Semi driver arrested for OWI after crashing into home while attempting to make turn

MILWAUKEE — A semi driver was arrested for OWI Sunday afternoon, Aug. 18 after crashing into a home near 26th and Nash. Police were dispatched to the scene around 4:11 p.m.

Upon arrival, police observed the driver of a Freightliner semi tractor involved in the accident.  A witness on scene stated that the driver struck a house and garage attempting to make a right turn.

Semi struck gas meter near 26th and Nash

Semi struck gas meter near 26th and Nash

Semi struck gas meter near 26th and Nash

Semi struck gas meter near 26th and Nash

Police say the driver had a strong odor of intoxicant, glassy eyes and tried to avoid communication. He was arrested for OWI.

No one was injured regarding the accident.

A spokesman for We Energies said crews were called out shortly after 5 p.m., due to the truck hitting a gas meter. Crews turned off the gas, and there was no danger to the public.

The gas meter would be replaced when it was safe to do so, the spokesman said.

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