Friday, April 26, 2013
A 26-year-old man drove the wrong way on 27th Street and right toward an Oak Creek squad car, according to police.
An Appleton man driving the wrong way on 27th Street sped away from an officer and into a private condominium driveway, almost hitting a condo unit, according to police. Kyle Johnson, 26, has been charged with a felony count of attempting to flee police and could face three years in prison and $10,000 in fines if convicted. According to a criminal complaint, the officer saw Johnson make a left turn from Puetz Road onto S. 27th St. about 1:30 a.m. April 21. However, Johnson turned into the wrong lane and began driving southbound in the northbound lanes, right toward the officer's squad car. When the officer activated his lights, Johnson made a U-turn and began going the correct direction, according to the complaint. But with the officer's …
Monday, April 22, 2013
A 43-year-old Oak Creek woman has been charged with three offenses after an April 13 incident in which police say she drove the wrong way on Howell Avenue.
An Oak Creek woman whom police say drove the wrong way on Howell Avenue and crossed over the median to correct herself has been charged with her third drunken driving offense. Mary Polachek, 43, was also charged with second-degree recklessly endangering safety and operating with a prohibited alcohol concentration after the April 13 incident. According to a criminal complaint: A witness called 911 just after 10:30 p.m. reporting a car driving northbound in the southbound lanes of S. Howell Avenue in the 7100 block. Between 10 and 15 cars had to move out of the way to avoid Polachek, who then drove over the grassy median and into the northbound lanes. The witness kept following Polachek as she turned east on Rawson Avenue and continued to …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Police say a 32-year-old man going the wrong way on 27th Street struck a car at the intersection of 27th and Ryan, just minutes after fleeing an accident on the freeway.
A 32-year-old Fredonia man involved in a hit-and-run accident on the freeway Monday night proceeded to drive the wrong way on 27th Street and strike a car head-on, according to police. Officers began searching for the vehicle about 10:10 p.m. after a report that he hit a car on Interstate 94 and exited the freeway at College Avenue, according to the Oak Creek Police Department logbook. At 10:19 p.m., police were informed that a driver going southbound in the northbound lanes on 27th Street struck a vehicle trying to make a left turn at the 27th and Ryan intersection. Police determined the 32-year-old man was the driver in both incidents. He was arrested for drunken driving-causing injury and driving the wrong way on a divided highway. He …
Friday, November 16, 2012
A man was seen driving near 13th and Rawson in the wrong lanes and without his lights on early Thursday morning. Police arrested him in the parking lot of South Shore Cinema.
The driver of a vehicle seen traveling on the wrong side of the road and without headlights on was arrested for his third drunken-driving offense early Thursday morning. According to an Oak Creek police report, a witness called 911 about 12:45 a.m. reporting a vehicle near 13th Street and Rawson Avenue that was east in the westbound lanes with no lights on. A second witness called 911 and reported the vehicle pulling into the lot of South Shore Cinema, 7261 S. 13th St. Police found the driver to be intoxicated, arrested him for drunken driving and took him to Wheaton Franciscan for a blood draw. Officers also found what appeared to be fresh damage to the front of the vehicle. Police thought he may have struck a tree due to bark and pine …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Police say a deputy trying to catch up with the suspect had to reach 100 mph in order to drive parallel to him as he drove on from Milwaukee toward Racine-Milwaukee county line.
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Wednesday, November 14, 2012
A 21-year-old Brookfield man is accused of driving the wrong way down I-43/I-94 Saturday morning, leading Milwaukee County sheriff’s deputies on a chase to near the Racine County line to catch up with him. Joshua P. Klawikowski was charged in Milwaukee County Circuit Court Wednesday with one count of second-degree reckless endangerment of safety. If convicted, he faces up to five years in prison and $25,000 in fines. According to the criminal complaint: Early Saturday morning, the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Department began receiving numerous calls about a person driving south in the northbound lanes of I-43, just south of downtown. Officers used traffic cameras to find the car and saw it as it continued heading south the wrong way all the…