Wrong-way driver pleads not guilty to felony charge

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- 33-year-old Alicia Sulok, the woman facing a second-degree recklessly endangering safety charge after she narrowly avoided striking a Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Deputy while driving the wrong-way on I-43 near Chase Avenue, pleaded not guilty on Thursday, January 2nd.

According to the criminal complaint, the deputy spotted Sulok traveling the wrong-way without her headlights on around 2:30 a.m. At that time, the deputy re-routed to parallel the driver and caught up near Howard Ave. The complaint indicates Sulok stopped for a moment and then continued to Edgerton Avenue before stopping again.

Upon making contact with Sulok, the deputy detected a strong odor of intoxicants on her breath and asked to perform field sobriety tests. Sulok tested a .18 on the PBT.

DOT video shows Sulok drove the wrong-way on I-43 for approximately six miles before being pulled over.

If convicted, Sulok could face up to $25,000 in fines and ten years in prison. She is due back in court on January 27th.