Officials: Milwaukee woman, 18, facing 2nd OWI charge after leading deputies on 100 mph chase
MILWAUKEE -- The Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office tells FOX6 News an 18-year-old Milwaukee woman was arrested for her second OWI offense early Tuesday morning, Nov. 27. Officials say Marissa Lucero led deputies on a chase reaching speeds of 100 mph.
According to the sheriff's office, just after midnight deputies tracked a vehicle traveling on I-43 going 71 in a 50 mph zone.
Authorities attempted to stop the vehicle, but it did not stop. A chase ensued and officials say the fleeing driver reached speeds in excess of 100 mph and veered through traffic.
After exiting at Capitol Drive, officials say the vehicle struck a curb and damaged a front tire and axle. It came to a stop on a median near Messmer High School.
The chase wasn't over. Lucero can be seen making a run for it just as backup arrives. Law enforcement can be seen giving chase. Lucero was captured by deputies and arrested.
While leading Lucero back to the squad car, emotions took over. Lucero can be heard screaming for her mother over and over.
Deputies found a half bottle of vodka on the front passenger floor of the vehicle she crashed.
Two deputies received minor injuries in the chase.
The sheriff's office says this is Lucero's second OWI offense -- with a previous arrest in May of this year. Lucero was not allowed to be behind the wheel due to the previous conviction.
According to the sheriff's office, Lucero faces felony charges of Vehicle Operator Flee/Elude an Officer, 2nd Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety, and Resisting/Obstructing an Officer-Causing Soft Tissue Injury. Lucero will also receive a misdemeanor charge of Operating After Revocation-OWI-related, citations for speeding, and Refuse to Submit to Intox/Blood.
If convicted on all charges, Lucero faces up to 20 years and nine months in prison.
Lucero's bail has been set at over $6,000.