MILWAUKEE (WTAQ) - Milwaukee County deputies say a 21 year old Waukesha man drove more than 15 miles in the wrong direction on Interstate 43 near downtown Milwaukee Saturday morning.
They say the driver was going southbound in the northbound lanes at about 2:20 a.m. when a squad car, with lights and sirens going, tried to get his attention by shining a spotlight on him. The driver ignored the squad car and at one point made a unexpected U-turn in traffic.
When he was finally stopped, preliminary tests showed he had a blood-alcohol content level of 0.18, more than twice the legal limit.
The man is expected to face several charges, including first-offense drunken driving and recklessly endangering safety.