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Semi driver arrested for OWI after crashing rig on I41 | By Washington Co. Sheriff

Town of Polk, Wis – A 26-year-old Milwaukee man was arrested for OWI first offense after rolling over a fully loaded semi-tractor trailer on I41 Wednesday afternoon, April 17, 2024.

 

The incident occurred around 3:15 PM after an off-duty law enforcement officer observed the operator of the semi weaving onto the shoulder and then back across the lanes of traffic near Sherman Road at around 3:15 PM.

 

After crossing both the fog line and center line of southbound I41 multiple times the driver began to pull onto the west shoulder of the interstate and proceeded down the grassy decline where the semi rolled onto the right side of the unit.

 

Deputies arrived and needed to break the windshield of the semi to extricate the driver.

The deputies immediately noticed signs of impairment. A preliminary breath test revealed a level of .297. The driver was arrested. No one was hurt.

 

Traffic on southbound I41 was intermittently stopped or one lane was closed to facilitate clean-up operations and vehicle removal.

1 COMMENT

  1. Thankfully nobody was hurt. Since I moved here from Illinois four years ago I have consistantly heard about OWIs, many of which are repeat offenses several times over. Something is very wrong here in this state. I think the privilege of driving should have ended a long time ago for those people. Let’s get going on some changes Wisconsin before more innocent lives are lost.

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