Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Department of Transportation looking for resident input on lane capacity, on/off ramps and more.
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is in the beginning phases of determining options for the I-43 corridor, including lane capacity and on/off ramps between Silver Spring Drive and WI-60. Currently, engineers for the WDOT are developing an environmental impact study, which helps identify key concerns, issues and potential problems within the study area. On Jan. 30, the DOT will be holding a public informational meeting at Nicolet High School, 6701 N. Jean Nicolet Rd. Glendale, from 5 to 8 p.m. There will also be a public meeting on Jan. 31, at Christ Church, 13460 N. Port Washington Rd., Mequon, from 4 to 7 p.m. These meetings will be held in an open house format, so that interested parties can review exhibits and handouts. …
Monday, December 3, 2012
In about a 12-hour time span, 32 cars crashed along the interstate. That's more than five times the normal daily average of freeway accidents.
Between 5 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday, there were 32 car accidents along the Milwaukee County freeway system. That's more than five times the normal daily average for freeway accidents according to a press release from the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office Monday. In the North Shore, there were two major accidents including: Out of the 32 accidents Monday, 17 were property damage only, 10 involved injuries and five did not involve any damage according to the release. Usually there are only an average of three to six accidents per day. The Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office suggests allowing greater stopping distances and driving at reduced speed in reduced visibility situations like Monday's thick fog.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
This 82-year-old woman is the 31st Wisconsin wrong-way driver this year.
An 82-year-old woman was cited for wrong-way driving Sunday after she was found heading southbound in the northbound lane of Interstate 43. Around 5:30 p.m., Bayside's dispatch center received a call reporting the wrong-way driver and a Bayside police officer caught up with her just north of Brown Deer Road. According to a press release from the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Department, she had gotten on the freeway at the Port Washington off ramp and told officers she was confused. She was cited for Driving Wrong Way-Divided Highway. Get more from Fox Point-Bayside Patch by “Liking” our Facebook Page! A report will be sent to the Department of Transportation to see if she will be required to take a driver license retest the release said.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Even with missing radio and climate controls, man "rents" stolen car for $20. Bayside and Glendale police caught up with the suspect near West Hampton Road on I-43.
Using the departments new License Plate Reader, a Bayside police officer discovered a stolen car heading southbound on Interstate 43 at 2:05 p.m. Friday. Glendale and Bayside police worked together to stop the driver near the West Hampton Avenue exit of I-43. Police blocked southbound traffic in all three lanes of the freeway the police report said. With their M15 rifles out, one officer ordered the driver out of the car, handcuffed and searched him. There was no one else inside the car according to the report. Police put the man in the back of the squad to take him back to the station and told the man the car he was driving was reported stolen and he was under arrest for operating without owner’s consent. He said he got the car from …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Traffic was backed up to the Cedarburg exit at Highway C on Tuesday morning when seven cars collided on Interstate 43.
The North Shore Fire Department reported a seven-car crash around 7:26 a.m. Tuesday. Traffic on Interstate-43 was brought to a crawl, but NSFD is reporting no injuries at this time. By 8 a.m., a grey Hyundai was being loaded onto a tow truck just North of the Brown Deer Road exit, and multiple other vehicles waited in line to also be towed. As of 8:10 a.m., traffic was still at a crawl heading south on I-43. Dozens of cars were getting off the freeway at the Mequon Road exit and backing up Port Washington Road heading south. Many were also driving down the emergency lane for more than one mile before the Mequon Road exit to inch toward the exit. NSFD reports that emergency units were cleared by 7:45 a.m. The Milwaukee County Sheriff's …
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 …
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 …
Saturday, July 14, 2012
He was going 75 mph in a 55 mph zone and when police tried to pull him over, he drove right over the curb, scraping his tires for six feet before stopping. He had a BAC of 0.109.
A 20-year-old Mequon man caught the attention of Bayside police when he was cruising at 75 mph in a 55 mph zone. According to the report: Police were watching traffic on June 28 from the turnaround at the 9200 block of Interstate 43 and with the radar gun, clocked a car speeding at 75 mph in a 55 mph zone. The car got off on Port Washington Road and police followed the car, pulling it. As the vehicle pulled over, it struck the curb with its right side tires and scraped about six feet before coming to a stop. The driver, a 24-year-old from Mequon, admitted to having "three or four beers" when police asked if he'd been drinking since they could smell the alcohol coming from inside the car. He performed field sobriety tests and while he did …
Friday, March 2, 2012
Check our interactive Patch traffic map for road conditions before heading out.
A less-than-white holiday season made for mixed emotions in Fox Point and Bayside. However, today is a day for the snow lovers as the white, fluffy stuff has arrived and "Mount Bayside" is open for business. According to the alert from the National Weather Service, a "potential for significant snowfall across southern Wisconsin" exists as an approaching low pressure system is expected to intensify as it moves across the area Friday afternoon and evening. While there aren't a ton of places to go sledding in the North Shore, a few local hot spots are "Mount Bayside," at Bayside Village Hall just north of the police department, and there's plenty of room for snow forts and snowball fights at Ellsworth Park. "Parking is available in the yard …
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Suspect took two minutes to produce his wallet when a Bayside police officer asks to see his ID.
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- Joe Petrie
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
A 41-year-old Port Washington man is facing charges after he was spotted driving drunk through Bayside Saturday. Trevor Elliot Lowe was charged in Milwaukee County Circuit Court Monday with one count of third offense operating while intoxicated and one count of operating a motor vehicle with a prohibited alcohol concentration. If convicted, he faces up to one year in county jail and $2,000 in fines. According to the criminal complaint: A Bayside police officer on patrol Saturday spotted Lowe driving northbound on I-43 and deviate between lanes without using his turn signal. The officer then pulled Lowe over and noticed he smelled of alcohol. The officer asked to see Lowe’s driver’s license, however, it took him two minutes to show it to …