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Wisconsin State Patrol searches for man who escaped custody Friday morning

Posted at 8:26 AM, Jun 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-19 09:26:06-04

The Wisconsin State Patrol is searching for a man they said escaped custody after an OWI arrest Friday morning.

State patrol said they responded to a crash at mile marker 127 on I-39/90/94 eastbound near DeForest just after midnight. The driver in the crash, identified as James Esposito, 25, was arrested for OWI. Around 2 a.m, officials said Esposito escaped police custody and fled on foot at County Highway V and River Road toward the city of DeForest.

Esposito was last seen still in handcuffs, wearing a black, hooded sweatshirt, blue shirts and no shoes.

Anyone with information on Esposito's whereabouts is asked to contact Wisconsin State Patrol at 608-846-8500.

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