Two speeding incidents prompts concern for West Allis residents

Posted at 12:46 PM, May 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-09 13:50:31-04

WEST ALLIS -- West Allis police are investigating two unrelated incidents of speeding —both happened within the same hour near the same stretch of road early Tuesday morning. 

“It used to be bad," Bill Williams said.  "But I think it’s gotten a lot worse."

Bill Williams once worked near S. 60th St. and W. National Ave. in the city of West Allis for ten years and now he lives there too. Williams said he's most concerned for his neighbors because the complex he lives in houses dozens of blind tenants. 

“You’ve got to be very cautious," Williams warned. "The blind people can’t walk with their canes alone anymore."

In one night alone —West Allis PD responded to two unrelated incidents of reckless driving just steps away from where Williams lives. In one incident a speeding driver failed to stop for police. According to police, the driver continued north in an alley to Greenfield Ave., and drove across Greenfield into a gas station parking lot. With no exit, the 17-year-old male driver ditched the car and ran. Officers found the driver nearby and arrested him.   

The second speeding incident, less than an hour later, ended with a crash into a fire hydrant, tree, and then a sign near S. 60th St. and W. National Ave. Police said there were two people in the car, but the 24-year-old driver from Milwaukee was arrested on suspicion of OWI, causing injury, and possession of cocaine. 

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