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Accused Drunken Driver Sped 100MPH on I-94

Suspect had an open can of beer and drug paraphernalia in his car, charges allege.

A Waukesha man drove 100 miles per hour on I-94 while drunk with drug paraphernalia in his car, a criminal complaint alleges.

Justin P. Ewing, 22, was charged in Waukesha County Circuit Court Tuesday with one count of possession of drug paraphernalia. If convicted, he faces up to 30 days in jail and $500 in fines.

According to the criminal complaint:

A Waukesha County sheriff’s deputy on Sept. 27 spotted Ewing driving at least 100 miles per hour on eastbound I-94 through Brookfield and changing lanes erratically. The deputy followed him and eventually pulled him over near 124th Street.

As the deputy was walking up to the car he could smell intoxicants. After taking field sobriety tests, Ewing was placed under arrest for first offense operating while intoxicated.

While searching the car the deputy found an open can of beer and a straw with what appeared to be ground-up prescription pills on it. A passenger in the car told the deputy the items belonged to Ewing.

Ewing will make his initial appearance in court Dec. 19.

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