Footage has recently been released by the Wisconsin Department of transportation showing a motorist traveling the wrong way down I-43 for a total of 6 miles.
The wrong way driver was initially spotted traveling south in down I-43 in the northbound lanes without headlights early Saturday morning.
The Wisconsin DOT footage caught the woman entering I-43 at 10th and Michigan Avenue at approximately 2:30 a.m. Saturday morning. – She would have traveled past multiple ‘wrong way’ when getting onto the interstate.
The woman’s entire 6 mile wrong-way journey was documented by traffic cams as she encountered oncoming motorists – who were luckily able to miss her.
She was later apprehended by a Milwaukee County Sheriff’s deputy – which she was almost involved in a head-on collision with.
According to Wisconsin authorities, the wrong-way driver has been identified as 33-year-old, Alicia Sulok. Sulok had been driving while intoxicated, and was found to have a BAC of .20 during the field sobriety test.
Sulok was cited for DUI as well as recklessly endangering safety.
Fortunately, there were no injuries caused by the incident.
Within the past year, the Wisconsin DOT has installed a total of 9 wrong-way traffic sensors around Milwaukee to help avoid incidents like this one. The new system is currently being evaluated in order to determine wether or not systems like it will be implemented in other areas.