Impaired driver crashes going the wrong direction on I-39/90

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Published: May. 3, 2021 at 4:21 AM CDT
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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - The Wisconsin State Patrol arrested an allegedly intoxicated driver after receiving several calls about an SUV traveling the wrong direction in the westbound lanes of I-30/90 near Madison.

A second call came in, reporting that the wrong-way driver struck another vehicle. Troopers arrived on the scene to find two heavily damaged vehicles blocking both lanes.

Troopers reported signs of impairment in the wrong-way driver, Nicholas C Rahlf, 28, of Houston, Minnesota.

Authorities report Rahlf refused to perform sobriety tests or answer any questions. He was transported to a local hospital for blood testing and was subsequently arrested for OWI Causing Injury 3rd Offense, according to a press release from Wisconsin State Patrol in DeForest.

The condition of the other driver has not been released.

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