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Man rolls SUV he reportedly purchased earlier in the day

This 2004 Chevy Trailblazer sustained severe damage after rolling off Interstate 94 near Highway 11 Wednesday night. The driver was not injured, but was taken into custody on suspicion of operating while intoxicated, sheriff's officials said.

YORKVILLE — A 44-year-old Kenosha man, who had just purchased an SUV earlier in the day, rolled the vehicle Wednesday night on Interstate 94 and is now facing an operating under the influence charge, the Racine County Sheriff’s Office is reporting.

At about 7:46 p.m. Wednesday, sheriff’s deputies and fire crews were dispatched to a single vehicle rollover crash on northbound I-94 near the 335.9-mile marker, just south of Highway 11.

Once on scene, deputies learned that the 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer was traveling north in the left lane of the Interstate when it lost control, crossed all three lanes of traffic, left the Interstate on the east side and came to rest about 40 yards from the roadway. The vehicle sustained severe damage as it rolled, hitting a small tree in the process.

Sheriff’s officials said the driver was the lone occupant of the Trailblazer; he was wearing his seat belt and suffered no injuries. Sheriff’s officials said the man, whom they did not identify in a news release on the incident, had just purchased the vehicle earlier in the day Wednesday.

The driver was arrested and is facing his third OWI charge.


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