Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office
Press Release

MCSO Arrest Wrong Way Driver for 2nd & Reckless Endangering Safety

There were no injuries or crashes with this incident.

By - Jul 23rd, 2019 11:12 am

Milwaukee, WI (July 23rd, 2019) At approximately 1:49 a.m. this morning, the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO), responded to a wrong way driver traveling northbound in the southbound lanes of I 794 near West Howard Avenue. Upon the Deputies arrival, the vehicle was stopped and facing in the wrong direction.

The driver, Michael G. Waite, displayed indicators of impairment and was arrested for OWI -2nd and 2nd Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety (RES).  The RES charge carries a maximum penalty of up to 10 years in prison.

There were no injuries or crashes with this incident.

Please direct inquiries to MCSO Director of Public Affairs and Community Engagement Faithe Colas at (414) 639-5506 or

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