A Brookfield man was arrested for drunken driving, just moments after Bayside police warned him not to get behind the wheel.
After a night out in Milwaukee, the man somehow ended up at the BP gas station in Bayside on his way back to Brookfield at 10:25 p.m. on Aug. 18. At the gas station, he ran into two Bayside police officers and asked them for directions, saying he “may have gone too far on Capitol Drive.”
Bayside police suspected the man was drunk and offered him to use the squad's cell phone to arrange for a ride home. They also offered to drive him to Zeidler Hotel in Mequon to keep him off the road.
Bayside police told the man several times that if they saw him driving they would arrest him for drunken driving. He agreed to wait for a ride or sleep in the back of his car. An hour later, they saw his car leaving the McDonald's parking lot and stopped him before he pulled onto Brown Deer Road.
The man admitted to drinking a Bloody Mary and beers earlier in the night at Comet Cafe on Milwaukee's East Side. He had a blood alcohol content of 0.12.