Friday, January 11, 2013
After getting pulled over for his second drunk driving offense, a 23-year-old accused police of getting a little to friendly when they frisked him.
A 23-year-old Fox Point man was arrested for OWI after attempting to evade a police officer while driving drunk for the second time. A Bayside police officer on patrol in the 9000 block of Tennyson Drive around 3 p.m. Dec. 22 and ran the license plate for a car backing out of a driveway with a broken side mirror, and the registration came back expired. It also told police the registered owner had a revoked license for a prior OWI conviction. The officer began turning around to catch up to the car when the driver made several evasive turns at high speeds, according to the report. After turning onto Brown Deer Road he went North on Greenvale, West on Glencoe and North on Pelham Parkway before stopping. When the officer spoke with the driver…
Sunday, December 9, 2012
An Oak Creek man arrested for drunk driving last week has six prior convictions, but only one since 1996. How much should that time span factor into what punishment he faces now, if at all?
Should the time between drunk driving arrests have an impact on how those people are handled in the courts? An Oak Creek man was arrested for operating while intoxicated last week near Mitchell International Airport. The 51-year-old man has six prior convictions, but only one in the last 16 years. If a person’s second OWI comes at least 10 years after the first, then it is generally treated like a “first offense” in Wisconsin. But if it happens a third time — no matter when any of them occurred — then the person is considered to have two first-offense convictions and a third-offense conviction. In the case of the Oak Creek man, he was given a two-year prison sentence for his sixth offense, in 2002, but it was “stayed,” essentially turning …
Sunday, December 2, 2012
More than 10,000 people were killed in 2010 in drunk driving crashes. A buzzed driving crash can happen to anyone, anywhere.
- POLICE & FIRE
Sunday, December 2, 2012
Editor's note: This information came from a press release from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Did you know getting pulled over for Buzzed Driving could cost a driver around $10,000 in fines, legal fees, and increased insurance rates? As the excitement and celebrations of the holiday season get into full swing, one thing that may not be on people’s minds is buzzed driving. However, over 10,000 people were killed in 2010 in drunk driving crashes. A buzzed driving crash can happen to anyone, anywhere. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Ad Council are continuing their fight against drunk driving with the Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving PSA campaign. So during this holiday season, amid all …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
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…
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
He tried to wave off the man knocking on his car window until he realized it was a police officer. Then he rolled down the wrong window and dropped the credit card he tried to hand over as ID.
A Pewaukee man swore over and over again to Bayside police early Saturday morning he was at home in Pewaukee - really, he was in a ditch along Lake Drive. Police found the silver Ford Focus on the west side of the road in a patch of trees facing near East Donges Bay Road and North Lake Drive around 6 a.m. There was a man sleeping in the driver’s seat according to the police report. An officer knocked on the window for about a minute but the man didn’t move. The report says he eventually turned his head and waved for the officer to go away. After several more attempts, he finally realized the man knocking on his window was a police officer and he began to open his window. He opened the rear window first, then the front drivers side. The …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
A 25-year-old West Bend woman was arrested for drunken driving police say after she took a friend out to celebrate her 21st birthday.
A 25-year-old West Bend woman tried to take a girlfriend out for her 21st birthday, but wound up snagging an OWI herself after flying by an officer at 81 mph in a 55 mph zone. Bayside police were watching traffic in the 9100 block of northbound Interstate 43 just before 3 a.m. on Sept. 22, when they noticed a car fly by at 81 mph in a 55 mph zone. Police pulled the car over and when speaking with the driver, noticed a strong odor of alcohol coming from her breath and from inside the car. When asked if she’d been drinking, she said she had two beers and went to pick up her girlfriend who was out for her 21st birthday and was also in the car with her the police report said. She said she was looking for her phone which is why she didn’t …
Friday, September 21, 2012
He was arrested for his fourth OWI but will only face misdemeanor charges because his last offense was without conviction and more than five years ago.
A man snagged his fourth OWI offense after he'd been drinking in downtown Milwaukee and the driver who called to report him said he not only was unable to stay in his lane on Interstate 43, but he hit the median. According to the report: Fox Point police received a 911 call just before 9 p.m. on Sept. 8 from someone on I-43 reporting a drunk driver unable to stay in their lane and who had hit the median. An officer caught up with a minivan matching the description provided by the caller. The van pulled into RiverPoint Shopping Center, stopping at McDonald's, then the Open Pantry gas station. The officer pulled up and went to talk to the driver, but he had already gotten out of his van and was standing outside. His eyes were glassy and …
Saturday, September 15, 2012
An accumulation of the weirdest, wildest and wackiest police reports.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
She took a girlfriend out for her 21st birthday but had a bit more to drink than police thought she should have.
A 21-year-old woman from Knox, IN was arrested for drunk driving early Friday morning after taking a girlfriend out for her 21st birthday. According to the report: Bayside police officers were running traffic just before 2:30 a.m. Friday in the turn-around in the 9200 block of northbound Interstate 43 when the radar gun showed a car flying by at 71 mph while still in the 55 mph zone. After pulling the car over, police spoke to the woman and could smell alcohol inside the car as well as on her breath. When asked if she or the passenger had been drinking, they admitted they had. The driver said she was taking out the passenger for her 21st birthday. When asked how much she'd had to drink, the driver said she had three beers as well as a …
Thursday, September 6, 2012
The Fox Point man said he had just left a wedding on the East side of Milwaukee and was only trying to get home. Once he was pulled over, he ducked down a couple of times before police approached the car, then reappeared.
A 21-year-old Fox Point man was returning from a wedding when police pulled him over for speeding. However, he'd had a bit too much to drink at a wedding and police caught right on. According to the report: A Fox Point police officer was parked in the 7600 block of North Port Washington Road just before 1 a.m. on Aug. 26 when he caught a car driving 45 mph in a 35 mph zone. He pulled the vehicle over and as soon as it stopped, the driver disappeared from view, reappeared, then disappeared two more times. The officer said he seemed agitated in the vehicle and was continuously looking into the mirror and all around to see when he was going to approach the vehicle. When the officer spoke to the man, he immediately smelled alcohol inside the…