Cops: Drunken Driver Abandons Part of the Alphabet
After the driver was arrested for OWI, the passenger, his brother, admitted to drinking that evening as well and was sent to the Open Pantry to wait for a ride home.
Two men driving a white Jeep were seen swerving on Interstate 43 near Brown Deer Road and caught the attention of Bayside Police early Nov. 17.
Police pulled the car over on North Port Washington Road.
As the officer spoke with the 23-year-old driver, he noticed the man’s eyes were glassy and his speech was slurred. He could also smell alcohol on the man’s breathe as well as from inside the car. The officer asked the man for his driver’s license and whether or not he had been drinking earlier that night. He fumbled with his license before saying he'd had, “a few drinks down on Water Street for his friend’s birthday.”
Police asked him if he knew the alphabet, asking the driver to begin with the letter “C.” The driver said, “C,D,E,F,G,” then paused for a substantial amount of time before continuing with, “L,M,N,O,P.” According to the police report, the man then started all over again, missing the entire middle of the alphabet.
After failing all but one of the field tests he was arrested for operating while intoxicated.
The passenger of the vehicle, the driver's brother, told police he had also been drinking that night and was sent to the Open Pantry gas station across the street to wait for a ride home.
The driver had a BAC of 0.13. He was released at 4:40 a.m. that same morning.