Man arrested for OWI after car goes airborne, rolls over

A rollover crash in Portage

PORTAGE, Wis. — Officials responded to a rollover crash Friday afternoon near the off ramp of I39 northbound at Wisconsin 16.

Police said the vehicle was traveling southbound on County Highway CX at a high rate of speed when he failed to navigate a curve in the roadway. His vehicle went airborne over both the on ramp and off ramp of I39 northbound. The vehicle rolled several times before coming to a stop on its roof.

Joshua Kooiman, the driver of the car, was arrested on suspicion of first-offense OWI.

One passenger was taken to a hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

Officials from the Portage police and fire departments, the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office, the Wisconsin State Patrol, the Columbia County Highway Department and Divine Savior emergency medical services responded to the scene.