Woman arrested for 5th OWI after wrong way driving on highway - WAOW - Newsline 9, Wausau News, Weather, Sports

Woman arrested for 5th OWI after wrong way driving on highway

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PORTAGE COUNTY (WAOW) -

A 62-year-old Plainfield woman was arrested Thursday for 5th offense OWI after driving the wrong way down I-39. 

Shirley Hogrefe crashed into four different vehicles while evading multiple patrol cars' attempts to stop her. At one point, officers had to swerve onto the shoulder of the road to avoid a head-on collision according to a press release form the Portage County Sheriff's Department. 

The southbound lanes of I-39 were closed for about two hours Thursday.

Newsline 9 has a crew investigating this incident and will have more on WAOW.com and Newsline 9 at 6 and 10. 

 

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