MILWAUKEE -- Two Milwaukee County Sheriff’s deputies were thrown into a lane of traffic on I-43 last weekend after a woman who had been pulled over for speeding threw her car into reverse and sped off, the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office said Friday.
Both deputies sustained injuries, and narrowly missed being struck by oncoming traffic. A passenger who was in the car with the suspect was transported to the hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
Deputies had pulled the woman over on I-43 eastbound on W. Loomis Rd. for speeding. She was also driving on a suspended license, so deputies called for a tow. When the tow truck arrived, she threw her car in reverse, accelerated at a high rate of speed, rammed the squad and fled the scene.