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Sheriff: Needles, crack pipe found in vehicle after witnesses reported reckless driving on I-94

David Wetherell

David Wetherell

RACINE COUNTY — Charges were filed Monday, Oct. 28 against a Sullivan man accused in connection with a crash involving a semi that was being towed on I-94 near Highway 20 on Saturday afternoon Oct. 26.

David Wetherell, 34, faces one count of possession of drug paraphernalia, repeater, and two counts of misdemeanor bail jumping, repeater.

The crash happened just after 2 p.m., when deputies responded to a report of a reckless driver headed southbound on I-94 from Milwaukee County.

Witnesses said a Kia station wagon was weaving all over the road, nearly crashing into other vehicles.

It eventually crashed into the semi being towed near the southbound Highway 20 entrance ramp, causing significant damage the station wagon.

There were no reported injuries in the crash.

Wetherall was identified as the driver of the station wagon.

Field sobriety testing led to his arrest for OWI, first offense.

Sheriff’s officials said a search of his vehicle revealed hypodermic needles, a crack pipe, and other drug paraphernalia.

Wetherell made his initial appearance in court on Monday. Probable cause was found for further proceedings, and he pleaded not guilty. Cash bond was set at $300, and a status conference was scheduled for Nov. 11.

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