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Man arrested for OWI accused of driving through a red light and hitting a couple walking their dog

Posted at 10:05 PM, Jan 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-09 23:06:00-05

WEST BEND — A 29-year-old man has been arrested for OWI after police say he hit a couple walking their dog.

Officers say it happened shortly after 3:00 p.m. Thursday. Someone called West Bend Police and told them two people were hit by a car at the intersection of S. Main Street and W. Decorah Road.

When officers got to the scene, they found a 58-year-old man with injuries to his shoulder and leg, and a 50-year-old woman with injuries to her legs.

Investigators say a 29-year-old man was driving a vehicle southbound on S. Main Street. That's when witnesseses say the vehicle drove through a red light at the intersection at W. Decorah Road. The couple were crossing the intersection while walking a dog at the time, and police say the driver hit them while they were in the crosswalk.

Officers say driver failed standardized field sobriety tests and was arrested for OWI Causing Injury - Second Offense OWI. The driver was on probation for previous OWI Causing Injury.

While at the scene, investigating officers recovered drug paraphernalia. Officers also arrested the man for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Probation Violation. Officers also cited the driver for Violation of Traffic Control Signal.

The couple were taken to West Bend Froedtert Hospital where they are being treated for non-life threatening injuries.

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