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Chase leads to closure of I-94 near Lake Mills

April 23, 2019 GMT

LAKE MILLS -- The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department, Wisconsin State Patrol and Delafield Police Department combined forces Thursday evening to apprehend a suspected drunk driver near Lake Mills.

The incident required closure of the westbound lanes of Interstate 94 for about 30 minutes.

According to the Delafield Police Department and state patrol, the incident began at 6:55 p.m. when Delafield officers responded to a call regarding a person who was suspected of driving while intoxicated. The call came in from a citizen, police said.

Officers responded and located the vehicle with the suspect operating it. Police attempted to stop the suspect and vehicle at Cushing Park Road and the adult male fled west on Interstate 94.

Officers from the state patrol and Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department placed stop strips on I-94 near mile marker 260 near Lake Mills at about 7:28 p.m., with the suspect’s vehicle crossing them. The tires on his vehicle were punctured.

The suspect was arrested without incident and charges of operating while intoxicated, among other offenses, are pending in Waukesha County.

Both westbound lanes of the interstate were closed for approximately a half-hour. The incident was cleared at 8:06 p.m.