HAMMOND, Wis. (WCCO) – One person was injured when a wrong-way driver caused an accident on Interstate 94 in western Wisconsin early Saturday morning, according to the Wisconsin State Patrol.

The St. Croix County Dispatch Center received a report of a wrong-way driver at about 2:10 a.m. Saturday driving eastbound in the westbound lanes of I-94 near Hammond, Wis. Officers with the St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office attempted to stop the vehicle, and eventually officers with the Hammond Police Department put down tire deflation devices to stop the car.

The vehicle, being driven by 27-year-old Keith Steven Schumacher from Baldwin, Wis., crashed into a car at about 2:23 a.m. and injured 41-year-old man from Bloomington. The victim suffered non-life threatening injuries, according to the Wisconsin State Patrol.

Schumacher was taken into custody and charged with fleeing police and eluding causing bodily harm, driving the wrong way on a divided highway, reckless driving, endangering safety and driving without a valid license.

The Wisconsin State Patrol said the accident is still under investigation.

Comments (5)
  1. Andy says:

    Not drunk, how could you do something that stupid, and not be?

    1. John says:

      I hope his parents smack some sense into him.

      1. Too Late says:

        Now, now John. Don’t assume that because he is a 27 year old Cheese-head he lives with the “rents”. Recent studies show that 5% have moved out. Also, if they haven’t smacked any sense into him by 27 they may have missed their real parenting opportunities.

  2. Amy Senser' says:

    I think you all are mistaken and the victim was in the wrong. He was on the road and he should have been in bed. He likely has a drink in his system. He was not driving a tank and should have know he needed to at that hour
    Let me see … what am I missing ?
    Anyway … it is the VICTIM’s fault. And some of you have already figured that out but are not yet out of bed.

  3. Dynamo says:

    The guys is 27 I hope he don’t live with his parents!

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