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3 Drunken Drivers Found Each Other: Police

Crashes began with a truck going the wrong way
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 28, 2021 12:40 PM CST
3 Drunken Drivers Found Each Other: Police
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Authorities say three drunken drivers were involved in a crash early Sunday morning in a south Milwaukee suburb. The incident happened shortly before 3am when a man driving a Ford F-250 pickup truck the wrong way on a four-lane highway in Mount Pleasant collided head-on with a motorist in a GMC Yukon. Shortly thereafter, a man in a Chevrolet Equinox crashed into the pickup, Mount Pleasant police said in a release. Police said the man in the Yukon, which burst into flames after the collision, was located at a nearby hospital and arrested, the AP reports. The drivers of the pickup and the Equinox were arrested at the scene. The extent of any injuries from the crash were not noted in the release. Police said Kraig Herbrechtsmeir, 56, of Racine, was charged with first offense operating while intoxicated and driving the wrong way on a divided highway. Christopher Sanchez, 33, of Racine, was charged with first offense OWI. Herber Aguirre-Lopez, 45, of Kenosha, was charged with third offense OWI. (More DUI stories.)

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