By Jesse Garza of the Journal Sentinel
A 22-year-old man accused of causing a head-on collision that injured two people while driving drunk the wrong way on I-43 was charged Wednesday.
Joel Julian-Jorge of Milwaukee was charged with multiple counts, including injury by intoxicated use of a vehicle causing great bodily harm, in connection with the crash, according to a criminal complaint.
Julian-Jorge had a blood-alcohol concentration of 0.15, almost twice the 0.08 level considered legal proof of drunken driving in Wisconsin, when the car he was driving early Monday slammed into a sport utility vehicle while heading east in the westbound lanes near Loomis Road.
A male passenger suffered life-threatening injuries in the crash and a man driving the SUV was also injured, according to the complaint.
Bail was set at $11,000 for Julian-Jorge, who was in the Milwaukee County Jail Wednesday under an immigration hold, according to jail records.
His immigration status was under investigation, according to the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office.