While arresting a drunk driver, a second drunk driver smashed into a Racine County Sheriff’s deputy’s car at 11 p.m. Saturday on Interstate 94, according to officials with the Racine County Sheriff’s Department.

No one was injured during the crash.

During the initial call, the deputy responded to a report of a vehicle that had significant damage the passenger side and a flat tire. But while making the arrest, a second car traveling southbound on Interstate 94 smashed into the squad car.

Law enforcement officers with the Wisconsin State Patrol arrested the driver of the second car also for drunk driving.

Racine County Sheriff Chris Schmaling issued a reminder to people to find a designated driver if they plan on drinking and for people to remember the “Move Over Law,” which requires drivers to slow down or change lanes to provide a “safety zone” for emergency vehicles, tow trucks and highway maintenance crews stopped on the side of the road with warning lights flashing.

 

 

 

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Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for Patch.com, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.