Driver arrested after driving 15+ miles the wrong way on I-43

MILWAUKEE – 21-year-old Joshua Klawikowski of Waukesha was arrested by Milwaukee County Sheriff's Deputies after reportedly driving the wrong way on I-43 for some 15 miles. 

Deputies were dispatched to check out a report of a wrong-way driver traveling southbound on I-43 in the northbound lanes from the Marquette Interchange at about 2:20 a.m. Saturday, November 10th.

A squad, with lights and siren activated, drove in the southbound lanes parallel to the vehicle and a deputy attempted to get the operators attention by shining a spotlight into the
vehicle. Klawikowski failed to acknowledge the squad, and as he neared Oakwood Road, he suddenly made a U-turn in traffic and headed northbound.

A deputy stopped Klawikowski just south of College Avenue. He was then taken to a sheriff's substation where he apparently tested .18 on an intoximeter -- that's more than double the legal limit for driving.

Klawikowski now faces citations for OWI, driving the wrong way on a divided highway, and felony charges of reckless endangering safety. He faces a maximum imprisonment of ten years, if convicted.