At approximately 3:00 am on April 17, an off-duty Milwaukee Police Department officer on the way home from work was on the ramp from southbound I-43 to eastbound I-794 when he noticed a car driving toward him the wrong way. The officer braked suddenly to avoid a collision. The female driver of the car stopped her vehicle, turned around on the ramp and proceeded in the opposite direction. The officer followed her and notified dispatch. The car exited the freeway and on-duty officers stopped it at S. Water Street and E. Seeboth Street. The driver appeared highly intoxicated and she was taken into custody.
The suspect is a 19-year-old woman from Greenfield. She was arrested on charges of Operating While Intoxicated and Recklessly Endangering Safety. The case will be presented to the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office in the coming days.