One alleged drunken driver crashes into his squad car while he’s busy arresting another

It’s 11 p.m. on a Saturday night – what are the chances the driver in the vehicle in front, behind or beside you is legally drunk?

Relatively high, if the experience of a Racine County sheriff’s deputy is any indication.

The deputy in question had stopped along Interstate 94 near Highway 20 in Racine County Saturday night to investigate a car that was involved in a crash, according to a media release attributed to Sheriff Christopher Schmaling.

In the course of his investigation, the deputy ended up arresting the woman who was driving the car on suspicion of drunken driving.

While he was doing that, however, another vehicle traveling southbound collided with the deputy’s squad car, which was parked at the crash scene with emergency lights activated.

The vehicle that struck the squad car was located a short time later by a state trooper and that driver was also arrested on suspicion of drunken driving.

In the press release issued by his office, Schmaling took the opportunity to remind people not to drink and drive – or at least use a designated driver – and also reminded them that state law requires drivers to slow down and move to the far lane whenever emergency vehicles are present.