WisDOT: I-41 SB/US 45 reopen following closure linked to police pursuit

Updated: 4:44 p.m. Oct. 15, 2021

MILWAUKEE COUNTY (CBS 58) -- Milwaukee police were involved in a pursuit that resulted in a full freeway closure on southbound I-41 at Bluemound Road in the Zoo Interchange Friday night, Oct. 17.

Police say the vehicle pursuit began at 9:08 p.m. on the 10200 block of Fond du Lac Ave. Officers observed a reckless vehicle and attempted to conduct a traffic stop. Police say the driver refused to stop and a pursuit ensued.

The pursuit ended after a successful deployment of stop sticks. Officials say the occupants of the vehicle refused to exit the vehicle, however, a 30-year-old Milwaukee man and a 27-year-old passenger were arrested.

Criminal charges will be referred to the Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office in the upcoming days.


Updated: 1048 p.m. on Oct. 15, 2021

MILWAUKEE COUNTY (CBS 58) -- All lanes have reopened, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.


Posted: 10:06 p.m. on Oct. 15, 2021

MILWAUKEE COUNTY (CBS 58) -- The Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office initiated a full freeway closure on southbound I-41 at Bluemound Road in the Zoo Interchange Friday night, Oct. 17.

Authorities say the action was taken just before 9:30 p.m. to support Milwaukee police as they pursue a reckless driver whose vehicle is stopped at that location.

This is a developing story. Stick with CBS 58 for updates on-air and online.

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