NewsLocal News

Actions

17-year-old girl gets first OWI after 100 mph+ chase with police in Racine Co.

The Racine County Sheriff's Office said in a statement deputies began tailing a Jeep Compass driving at 107 miles per hour on I-94 near Highway C / Spring Street.
Posted at 10:00 AM, Sep 19, 2022
and last updated 2022-09-19 17:41:45-04

RACINE, Wis. — A 17-year-old girl was arrested for her first OWI offense after authorities say she was driving over 100 miles per hour while intoxicated early Monday morning.

The Racine County Sheriff's Office said in a statement deputies began tailing a Jeep Compass driving at 107 miles per hour on I-94 near Highway C / Spring Street. The driver eventually got off the ramp and stopped at STH 11.

Deputies say they arrested two sisters, the 17-year-old driver and the 24-year-old passenger. Authorities say they found open cans of Twisted hard ice tea and "fresh" vomit.

The 17-year-old told investigators that her older sister gave her alcohol and urged her to drink in the vehicle and flee police, according to the sheriff's office.

In an update Monday afternoon, the sheriff's office says the passenger provided false information to authorities. She has a pending felony case in Shawano County and is now facing additional charges of obstructing a police officer and felony bail jumping.

TMJ4 News does not identify people who have yet to be criminally charged.

Report a typo or error // Submit a news tip