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.
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.
âGeisler, 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, âaccording 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