Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office
Press Release

MCSO Arrests Subject in Reckless Driving Incident

This is an ongoing investigation.

By - Aug 27th, 2019 04:16 pm

Milwaukee, WI (August 27, 2019) On Tuesday, August 27, 2019, at 3:32 a.m., a deputy sheriff observed a vehicle without license plates pass him on S. 43rd St. near Jackson Park. The deputy observed that the vehicle was traveling recklessly, at a high rate of speed. The deputy attempted a traffic stop and a pursuit ensued, which continued onto westbound I-94 and then onto Glenview Ave. in Wauwatosa. The vehicle rolled to a stop against a metal traffic post, and the driver, later identified as Robert Lewis ran westbound from the moving vehicle.

Wisconsin State Patrol and New Berlin Police Department K-9 assisted MCSO and conducted a search for Mr. Lewis, who was apprehended a short time later and arrested for 2nd Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety, Operating a Vehicle Without the Owners Consent, Vehicle Operator Flee/Eluding an Officer and Resisting/Obstructing an Officer. He also had an open warrant with the Wisconsin Department of Corrections.

The two passengers were identified; one is Donell L. Washington and the other is a juvenile.  They both remained in the vehicle and were taken into custody. The vehicle was listed as stolen by the Milwaukee Police Department. Mr. Washington was arrested and charged with Operating a Vehicle Without the Owners Consent (Passenger) and the juvenile will be referred to Children’s Court for the same charge.

This is an ongoing investigation.

There are no further details at this time.

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

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