Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office
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MCSO Arrest Wrong Way Driver

The driver was traveling northbound in the southbound lanes of I 794 south of Howard Avenue.

By - Jun 27th, 2019 09:30 am

Milwaukee, WI (Thursday, June 27th, 2019) On Wednesday, June 26th, at 10:22 p.m. dispatch received a call of a wrong way driver. The driver was traveling northbound in the southbound lanes of I 794 south of Howard Avenue.

The wrong way driver, Ross P. Martin, was traveling at a high rate of speed with no lights on and struck the front corner of a black Ford Windstar.

MCSO arrived on the scene, arrested Mr. Martin for OWI 1st and 2nd Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety.

There were no injuries involved in this incident.

For more information contact Faithe Colas, Director of Public Affairs and Community Engagement at 414-639-5506 or

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