Sunday, January 13, 2013
Police found an empty can of Milwaukee's Best under the passenger seat when searching the car.
A Fox Point man told police he just wanted to walk home after they caught him allegedly drunk driving and sporting a fake registration sticker on his car. However, police determined that wasn't the best option after finding an empty can of Milwaukee's Best under the seat. Bayside police were patrolling near the Brown Deer and Port Washington Roads intersection just before 3 p.m. on Dec. 30 when a DOT check on a nearby vehicle showed expired registration, despite having a 2013 sticker. Police pulled the 46-year-old Fox Point man over and the man said he didn’t have his license on him. Police could smell alcohol on the driver’s breath, according to the report, and his eyes were glassy and bloodshot. He denied drinking and was able to recite…
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 …
Saturday, October 20, 2012
From whisper-singing the alphabet to trying to buy one's way out of a drunken driving ticket, those making the mistake to drink and drive through Fox Point and Bayside have tried it all.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
After colliding with the truck at the Porticos Apartments, the driver narrowly missed a tree before police found her in the parking garage. The police report also says she admitted to drinking an entire bottle of vodka.
Colliding with a parked garbage truck at the Porticos Apartments became the least of concerns for a woman later cited for OWI and hit-and-run. Fox Point Police reports detail a Sept. 19 incident that began with a Veolia Environmental garbage truck driver traveling westbound on Bradley Road. He noticed a silver car begin backing up in front of the Porticos entrance. The truck driver came to a complete stop and honked several times, he told police, but the silver car backed up right into the garbage truck. The truck driver got out to go talk to the car driver, but the car sped off across the grass, nearly striking a tree by the entrance to the apartment complex, he told police. The car then drove off the grass and into the entrance lane, …
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 …
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
This is the third pot-possession bust this week in Bayside. This man said he had only lit up minutes before the officer pulled him over.
A 60-year-old Bayside man was arrested for Operating While Under the Influence after he was busted for smoking marijuana while driving. At 10:24 p.m. on Sunday, Bayside police were watching traffic near Brown Deer and Port Washington Roads when they noticed a car with a burned out headlight. Police pulled over the car and when they spoke with the driver, they noticed a strong smell of marijuana coming from inside his car. He admitted he had been smoking. He volunteered a small, orange medicine bottle filled with a green leafy substance that later tested positive for marijuana, as well as a pipe. He said he had just began smoking only a couple of minutes before he was pulled over. Officers asked him to step out of the car and perform field…
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…