Man Tips Motorcycle In Front of Cop, Arrested For OWI
An Oak Creek police officer saw him and his passenger fall over trying to drive home from Lions Fest, according to a criminal complaint.
A 55-year-old South Milwaukee man is facing his third drunken driving charge after he allegedly tipped his motorcycle in front of an Oak Creek police officer.
Sean P. Smith was charged in Milwaukee County Circuit Court Sunday with third-offense operating while intoxicated. If convicted, he faces up to one year in county jail and $2,000 in fines.
According to the criminal complaint:
An Oak Creek police officer on patrol in the 8700 block of S. Shepard Avenue saw Smith and a passenger stopped at a red light about 9:45 p.m. Saturday.
Smith was preparing to turn eastbound when the motorcycle tipped over. As the two picked up the bike, the officer confronted them.
Smith said he had been drinking beer at Oak Creek Lions Fest. He refused to take a field sobriety test and was taken to Wheaton Franciscan Hospital for a blood draw. His blood-alcohol level was 0.18, more than twice the legal limit to drive in Wisconsin.
Smith was previously convicted of OWI in 1993 and 2005. He was assigned $850 bail while awaiting trial.