Four OWI Arrests Made in Three-Hour Stretch

Early Sunday morning was a busy time for the Oak Creek police officers, who arrested four people for drunken driving in less than three hours.

The early morning hours on Sunday were busy ones for the Oak Creek Police Department: officers arrested four drunken drivers in less than three hours.

According to the police department logbook:

The first arrest came about 12:50 a.m. when an officer saw a vehicle make a left turn from Puetz Road onto northbound Howell Avenue, running a red light in the process.

An officer pulled the vehicle over and found the driver, a 27-year-old South Milwaukee woman, was intoxicated. She admitted to drinking and failed field sobriety tests, though she refused to take a breath test.

At 1:10 a.m., a 24-year-old Milwaukee woman clocked at 50 miles per hour in a 35 miles per hour zone was pulled over in the 1800 block of E. Drexel Ave.

She did not have a driver's license and gave police a fake name. She eventually admitted to drinking and after failing sobriety tests at the Oak Creek police station, registered a preliminary blood-alcohol content of 0.22, nearly three times the legal limit to drive.

In addition to drunken driving, she was cited for obstructing police, speeding and operating after suspension. She was taken to county jail.

Just seven minutes after that traffic stop, an officer pulled over a vehicle in the 2200 block of W. Ryan Road after watching it move slowly back and forth inside its lane and then over-turning during a left-hand turn.

The driver, a 31-year-old Oak Creek man, had a preliminary blood-alcohol content of .21 and was arrested.

At 3:20 a.m., a 23-year-old Franklin woman became the fourth drunken driver arrested that night.

She was pulled over in the 10500 block of S. Howell Ave. for speeding and an unsafe lane deviation. An officer noted red glassy eyes, slurred speech and alcohol on her breath and also saw an open intoxicant in the vehicle.

She was arrested after failing field sobriety tests and refusing to take the breath test.

vocal local 1 January 29, 2013 at 10:50 AM
Four arrests, 3 young drunken women. IF we raise the drinking age and driver's licence rights to 25 it might relieve the problem. Sounds OC, blue collar logical, Yes, lets get Madison to do it, Take away more rights per suspicion. None of the three women or the male committed a heinous crime now did they, but lets make them felony criminals after all while they sit in prison we'd be creating jobs. We need to continue to ignore the social problems and treat the symptoms. IF your a MADD member YOU, and your mistaken ideology are a major part of the problem. Do You, need to maintain our position as Number one in numbers of persons incarcerated? Apparently so. America is failing from within. Were losing our freedoms and rights to restrictive laws, created by elected idiots. We really need to post the IQ's of the candidates on the next ballot so we can discern who is qualified to represent us rather than sending the person that spends the most on a campaign, kisses babies and tells outlandish lies and wins rather than electing qualified candidates.In all seriousness, WI drunk driving laws don't work. They make money, by creating work for lawyers in the judicial system. They send mom or dad up the river but they create more hardships for more citizen's than the deaths and injury by some who should know better than to get behind the wheel. Open the bloody jails, release non-violent criminals and address social and economic injustice as the root of the problem not the cure.
rodbuster rich January 29, 2013 at 02:51 PM
Good job OCPD, You may have very well saved the lives of innocent people once again.I am pretty sure if people have enough money to stay out til bar close they probably have enough for a cab. If you ask me drinking and driving is about the same as an attempted homicide.


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