TOWN OF BURLINGTON — Two men reportedly fighting on a Burlington roadway brought traffic to a standstill Sunday night and led to the arrest of three Milwaukee men.
At 9:18 p.m. Sunday, the Racine County Communication Center received multiple calls about two men fighting outside a vehicle on the Burlington Bypass (Highways 36/83) near Durand Avenue (Highway 11), according to a Racine County Sheriff’s Office news release. Callers said that traffic was backed up as the two fought in the roadway.
The Sheriff’s Office said that three men were driving back to Milwaukee after leaving a tavern. During the drive, the driver and front-seat passenger got into an argument. The argument turned physical inside the vehicle as it was moving. The driver pulled over and the two began fighting in the road outside the vehicle.
A deputy arrived on scene and arrested the two men who were fighting, as well as another passenger.
The driver, Rene Pavon-Cruz, 47, reportedly had an active felony warrant out of California for narcotic sales. A preliminary alcohol breath test of Pavon-Cruz came back with a result of 0.15, the Sheriff’s Office said. The legal limit in Wisconsin is 0.08.
Charges of second-degree recklessly endangering safety, first offense OWI, battery and disorderly conduct against Pavon-Cruz have been referred to the Racine County District Attorney’s Office for consideration.
The other passenger involved in the fight was identified as 27-year-old Alejandro Perez Alcantara. Charges of disorderly conduct while armed and disorderly conduct against Alcantara have been referred to the District Attorney’s Office, the Sheriff’s Office said.
Charges of being armed while intoxicated have also been referred to the District Attorney’s Office against another passenger, Dalmiro Lora-Vasquez, 37.
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