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.