Concerned someone was stranded on I-43, a Fox Point police officer followed footprints in the snow leading from the freeway, to find a couple safe, but intoxicated and underage. Police took the two — a 19-year-old woman and 20-year-old man — into custody Feb. 22 for underage drinking.
According to the police report:
An officer was traveling northbound in the 8500 block of North Port Washington Road when he saw a pair of footprints in the snow. Concerned someone was stranded and left the freeway looking for help, he followed the prints which led him to the River Point Shopping Center, near McDonalds.
The officer found two subjects who assured him they were fine, and walked to the gas station to purchase cigarettes. However, the officer said the two smelled of alcohol, according to the report.
A search of a police database came back with open warrants on both the suspects through Fox Point police for failure to pay forfeiture for underage drinking.
The suspects initially denied drinking, but later admitted to consuming alcohol.
The 19-year-old was cited for second offense underage drinking and the 20-year-old for sixth offense underage drinking.