Woman Runs Into Restaurant Trying to Avoid Arrest

A 48-year-old South Milwaukee woman also led a sheriff's deputy on a high-speed chase but was eventually arrested for her second drunken-driving offense in a week (fourth overall).

A 48-year-old South Milwaukee woman allegedly sped away from a Milwaukee County Sheriff's Deputy trying to pull her over Wednesday night and then ran into a bar/restaurant on Layton Avenue.

Michelle D. Deserio was arrested for her second drunken driving offense in a week and fourth overall. She was also arrested for fleeing from an officer and second-degree recklessly endangering safety.

According to a Sheriff's Office news release, a deputy saw her driving on S. Howell Avenue without her lights on about 7:30 p.m. Deserio ignored the deputy's emergency lights and siren, accelerated to 65 MPH through city streets and ran a stop sign.

Eventually Deserio stopped and ran into Amelia's, 724 E. Layton Ave., according to the news release. After she was arrested, she tested .13 on the intoximeter.  Police also found one open and ten unopened bottles of beer in her vehicle.

Deserio was previously convicted of drunken driving in April 1998, July 2004 and has a pending case from Dec. 20.

If convicted of the last charge, this offense will become her fourth OWI, a felony.

She faces up to 11 years in prison if convicted of all charges.

vocal local 1 December 29, 2012 at 07:35 AM
Welcome to Oak Creek. Bathroom community of closet drunks without public transportation which results in a higher than normal number of drunk drivers and related criminal activity. Parents have you searched your child's backpack lately? Hint, that white residue isn't chalk, it's Heroin. Drug problems in local schools not going away. What can you do?
Jill December 29, 2012 at 05:34 PM
@vocal local 1, you think public transportation is going to solve the problem? These people aren't going to jump on a bus. Everyone carries a phone, if they didn't want to drive, they would call a cab. The problem is they think they are okay to drive. Having buses isn't going to solve poor decision making skills of an adult. As for your rant on heroin.....give parents credit, they aren't stupid. I think we have a lot of great parents in the area that are involved in their children's lives and are doing the best they can to assure they are clean, but that has nothing to do with this story of an adult making poor choices.
RambCess December 30, 2012 at 02:50 PM
Ever stop to think maybe an adult making poor decisions like these is probably an adult that needs possible mental help. Every story has too sides and unfortunately people with real problems have rights too. The legal system when it comes to people out of control can't intervene until it's too late. It's not right to make jokes think of the families going through these things all over America.


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