MILWAUKEE - Hector Slawson, 50, of Illinois was sentenced to five years in prison after an incident in which authorities said he tried to strangle a woman and purposely crashed a vehicle on I-94.
Slawson was also sentenced to three years of extended supervision and given credit for 263 days served.
Slawson faced four total charges, all of which carried a domestic abuse modifier, including one count of first-degree recklessly endangering safety and one count of strangulation and suffocation -- both felonies. He also faced one count of battery and one count of disorderly conduct -- both misdemeanors.
According to authorities, Slawson was kicked out of a Milwaukee casino for being drunk. A woman told deputies that, while she was driving south on I-94 toward Illinois, Slawson grabbed the steering wheel, pulled her hair and grabbed her throat. He then jerked the wheel and crashed the vehicle into a concrete wall in Kenosha County.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.