Man charged with 3rd OWI after overturning U-Haul truck on the interstate

RCSOOn July 29th, 2016 at 2255 hours the Racine County Communications Center received a call of a U-Haul truck that had overturned on I-94 (Westbound), just North of CTH C, in the Town of Yorkville.

Deputies and Union Grove / Yorkville Fire and Rescue responded to the scene. The truck was on its side, blocking the right lane. A large amount of personal possessions had been thrown from the truck during the accident and covered all three lanes of traffic. I-94 (Westbound) was temporarily shut down at STH 20, due to the accident and resulting debris, but was later reopened. No other vehicles were involved in the accident.

The operator of the truck, a 54 year old male from Chicago, was taken to Wheaten Franciscan – Racine with non-life-threatening injuries. He was released from the hospital and taken to the Racine County Jail. He was charged with Operating While Under the Influence of an Intoxicant (3rd offence).