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Wis. Man Accused Of Driving Drunk With Infant In SUV

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — A 31-year-old Illinois man has been arrested after a Milwaukee County sheriff’s deputy stopped his Jeep for traveling 90 mph on Interstate 94 and found a 9-month-old infant in the SUV.

The traffic stop happened about 12:15 p.m. Saturday in an area of Milwaukee where the speed limit is 65 mph.

The sheriff’s department says a preliminary breath test showed the man had a blood-alcohol level of 0.24. He was taken to the Milwaukee County Jail. He faces a felony charge of recklessly endangering safety, and lesser charges including operating while intoxicated with a child under 16, among other charges.

The department says child protective services released the infant to a family member.

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