Monday, September 24, 2012
The accident happened Sunday just west of Interstate 94.
Police took a person into custody following a three-car accident Sunday on Ryan Road. The accident happened just west of Interstate 94. The Wisconsin State Patrol took the person arrested to Wheaton Franciscan Hospital for a blood draw. No other information was immediately available.
Friday, August 19, 2011
Authorities continue investigation into Tuesday's crash.
As authorities continue their probe into exactly what happened during Tuesday's fatal accident, some details are beginning to emerge. An initial investigation reveals that Walter Lara was northbound on Chicago Road and waiting to make a left turn onto Oakshire Drive when he was struck from behind by a vehicle going about 40 mph, according to a police report. That caused Lara's vehicle to be pushed into the southbound lane, where he was hit again by an oncoming vehicle, the report said. Lara's vehicle ended up off the roadway while the other two cars came to rest on the street. According to the police report, the drivers of the other two vehicles were wearing their seatbelts and were uninjured. Lara, who was not wearing his seatbelt, was …
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Oak Creek resident allegedly went 105 mph on motorcycle.
Today's TMJ4 has posted the dashcam video of the Oak Creek man who was arrested for fifth-offense drunken driving after allegedly going 105 mph on a motorcycle last week. Joel Bieszk, 31, can be heard on the video "asking for a break." He was arrested on Interstate 94 by the Highway 20 exit in Racine County. Click here for the TMJ story.
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Arrest occurred early Tuesday morning along Interstate 94 in Oak Creek.
A 31-year-old Oak Creek man driving 105 mph on a motorcycle was arrested for fifth-offense drunken driving early Tuesday morning, according to the Wisconsin State Patrol. Joel A. Bieszk, of Oak Creek, was arrested at 12:39 a.m. on Interstate 94 by the Highway 20 exit in Racine County, according to the State Patrol. Bieszk was allegedly driving 50 mph over the speed limit. According to a report, Bieszk had glassy eyes and an odor of intoxicants. Along with OWI, Bieszk was cited for speeding and no motorcycle endorsement.
Friday, June 24, 2011
Multi-state effort comes in advance of July 4 holiday.
The Wisconsin State Patrol will team up with the Illinois State Police Sunday to intensify traffic-safety enforcement on Interstate 94. The effort is part of Operation STARS - Speeding, Texting, Alcohol, Reckless driving and Seat-belt violations. "Troopers will take a zero-tolerance approach to highway safety violations, like speeding, texting, drunken driving, reckless driving and not wearing safety belts," Wisconsin State Patrol Sgt. Anthony Burrell said in a news release. "The Fourth of July holiday is coming, which will increase traffic on I-94. To prepare for the holiday, we are reminding motorists now that they need to slow down, be patient, pay attention, drive sober and buckle up."
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Law enforcement agencies will aggressively enforce seat-belt law.
When the Click It or Ticket safety-belt campaign starts Monday, it will be the largest coordinated law-enforcement mobilization in Wisconsin history, according to the state Department of Transportation. More than 385 law enforcement agencies will be out in force patrolling streets and highways throughout the state from Monday through June 5. Whenever officers observe an unbelted driver or passenger, they will stop the vehicle and issue a citation, said Wisconsin State Patrol Major Dan Lonsdorf, director of the WisDOT Bureau of Transportation Safety. “The goal of Click It or Ticket is not to write more tickets but to save lives and reduce injuries. We hope that the intensified enforcement efforts during Click It or Ticket and throughout …