Driver crashes car into highway patrol vehicle on I-94 | Local News I Racine County Eye



ROOT COUNTY – What started on Wednesday as a routine traffic stop on Interstate-94 just south of the State Highway 20 exit ended with a separate vehicle crashing into a Wisconsin Highway Patrol vehicle.

PHOTO by Racine County Sheriff’s Department

A Racine County Sheriff’s Department deputy stopped a car for a traffic and equipment violation.

When the deputy approached the car, he saw two children under the age of two in the back seat. One child did not have a car seat or seat belt. The other child was in a car seat, but was not properly seated. The deputy identified the driver as Jonah Hughley, 24, of Milwaukee.

Initially, Hughley provided a false name. Noticing signs of weakening, the deputy called for reinforcements. They arrest Hughley on two counts of impaired driving with a child under 16.

Hughley called a family member to take custody of the children.

“While moving the children from their vehicle to a squad for transportation, the Wisconsin State Patrol assisted by blocking a lane of traffic with their squad as well as cones to allow the children to be moved safely.” , says the press release.

Another car, driven by Harrison Geisler, 25, of Milwaukee, traveled south and crashed into the state patrol vehicle.

“Geisler, who drove a 2017 Honda Civic, had no traffic in front of or beside him as he approached the state patrol team, but he drove directly behind them. . The Wisconsin State Patrol commercial vehicle inspector sustained minor injuries as a result of the accident, ”according to the press release.

Suffering from minor injuries, rescue personnel took Geisler to a local hospital.

Members of Parliament found drugs and drug paraphernalia. They arrested him for multiple traffic violations, including:

  • Failure to move or slow down for an emergency vehicle, 1st offense
  • Operation while intoxicated causing injury
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Possession of heroin


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