Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The driver's vehicle was serving all over Hampton Road when police made the arrest last week.
A drunk driver could face state charges for allegedly driving drunk down Hampton Road last week with a cup full of booze and Adderall in her purse. The female driver was arrested at 2:41 a.m. May 7 after a Whitefish Bay police officer noticed her vehicle swerving all over Hampton Road near Marlborough Drive. The vehicle also had a broken tail light covered with tape, according to a police report. Police say the driver was on her cell phone, and did not put the phone away when the officer approached the vehicle. In a search of the vehicle, officers found three Adderall pills in her purse. On the passenger seat – hidden under a shopping bag of clothes – police found a travel coffee mug filled with rum and Coke. Her blood alcohol content …
Friday, May 10, 2013
A Whitefish Bay man is accused of speeding through a red light, running away from cops and throwing a tantrum at the police station.
An intoxicated Whitefish Bay man was slapped with seven municipal citations after he allegedly sped through a red light, ran away from the cops and threw a tantrum at the police station. At about 5 p.m. on April 21, a Whitefish Bay officer parked outside Whitefish Bay Middle School saw the man's car blow past him at about 50 mph, going right through the stop sign at Kimbark Place and then through a red light at Marlborough Drive and Henry Clay Drive. Both cars and pedestrians were present at the intersection, according to a police report. The officer quickly pursued the car in his squad, following it to the parking lot of an apartment building in the 800 block of Henry Clay Street. When the officer yelled at the driver to stop, the driver …
Friday, May 3, 2013
Wisconsin's drunk driving-related incidents are the highest in the United States and state Legislators have crafted six bills to confront the issue, but they carries a hefty price tag.
Some state Republican Legislators want to toughen the laws for habitual drunk drivers and first-time drunk drivers if they cause an injury or killed someone, but the price tag for those laws could cost taxpayers up to $236 million, according to a story in the Wisconsin State Journal. Rep. Jim Ott (R-Mequon) and Sen. Alberta Darling (R-River Hills) have introduced six bills to the Senate and House. The bills would: Because of the jail time provisions, the state expects to have to build 17 facilities that would each house 300 people. "A fiscal estimate from the state Department of Corrections put the cost of the bill regarding third and subsequent offenses at between $169 million and $204 million annually. Other agencies also weighed in, …
Monday, April 1, 2013
A 29-year-old Shorewood woman was under the influence when she picked up her boyfriend from the Whitefish Bay police station.
After watching her boyfriend get arrested for drunken driving, a 29-year-old Shorewood woman decided to test her luck by drunk driving to the police station to pick him up. According to Whitefish Bay police reports, her boyfriend – a 25-year-old Milwaukee man – was cited for drunken driving and speeding in the 4700 block of Wilson Drive at 9:31 p.m. March 24. He was originally pulled over because he was driving 40 mph in the 25 mph zone. His blood alcohol content measured 0.13. His girlfriend, a 29-year-old Shorewood woman, was a passenger in the car. She later drove to the police station to pick him up at 11:58 p.m., but she was also found to be drunk with a blood alcohol content of 0.10. The woman requested a second test, so she was …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Rep. Jim Ott plans to introduce six bills that would increase penalties for drunk driving across the board, from making first offenses criminal charges to introducing minimum sentence requirements for other offenses.
It may get tougher for repeat drunk driving offenders, if Rep. Jim Ott has his way. The state legislator—a Republican from Mequon who also represents parts of the North Shore—plans to introduce six bills in the Assembly aimed at levying stiffer penalties against people who drink and drive. According to his website, the bills will make it so: A person convicted of homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle would have to serve at least 10 years in prison. A person convicted of a third or higher drunken driving offense may have their vehicle seized. https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2013/related/proposals/sb61 First-offense drunk driving convictions would be misdemeanors that come with at least five days in jail. A second-offense drunk driving…
Monday, March 4, 2013
The latest reports from the Whitefish Bay Police Department.
A 22-year-old Glendale woman was arrested for drunken driving on Hampton Road last week. She was initially pulled over at 2:08 am. on Feb. 26 for running a flashing red light on Santa Monica Boulevard at Hampton Road. Her blood alcohol content measured 0.13. In addition to drunken driving, she was also cited for operating without insurance and failing to stop at a flashing red signal. Also among the incidents from last week's police reports:
Monday, February 4, 2013
One of the drivers, a 28-year-old Saukville woman, drove over the median on Hampton Road last week.
Three out-of-town drunk drivers were caught in Whitefish Bay this past week: In other Whitefish Bay police news, a 34-year-old Milwaukee man was arrested for retail theft after stealing $5.24 worth of merchandise from Sendik's at 3:20 p.m. on Wednesday.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
A 55-year-old Whitefish Bay man had a BAC of 0.24 when he was found unresponsive on a Brookfield roadway.
A 55-year-old Whitefish Bay man found slumped over the wheel of his car in Brookfield was not suffering from a medical emergency. He was drunk. At 3:43 p.m. Wednesday, the man was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving, first offense, after police were dispatched to an ambulance call at Betsy Ross Court and Independence Drive in Brookfield. The driver had been reported unconscious at the wheel of his stalled car and was thought to have had a medical emergency. Police officers arrived to find a group of concerned people standing around the vehicle and school buses rolling through the neighborhood. The driver remained unresponsive after an officer shouted and knocked on his window for some time. He finally woke up, dazed and confused, the …
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
The recent logs at Whitefish Bay Police Department also show a locker room theft and a stolen license plate used as toll fare.
Four hours after welcoming in the New Year, a 27-year-old Fox Point man received his first drunken driving citation. The man, whose blood alcohol levels measured more than twice the legal limit at 0.17, was pulled over by police at 4:15 a.m. on Jan. 1 in the 5600 block of Lake Drive. He was cited with drunken driving, failing to stop at a flashing red light at Silver Spring Drive and Lake Drive, and deviating from his designated lane on Lake Drive at Hampton Road. He was also cited with operating without proof of insurance. In other Whitefish Bay police news:
Monday, January 7, 2013
A 40-year-old Milwaukee man was cited for operating while intoxicated, imprudent speed and hit and run.
A drunk driver struck a Milwaukee County bus on Silver Spring Drive, then attempted to drive away before he was caught on Port Washington Road Friday night. A 40-year-old Milwaukee man was driving westbound in the 200 block of Silver Spring Drive when his vehicle struck a Milwaukee County bus traveling in the same direction at 7 p.m. Friday. The vehicle also drove over the curb, damaging the oil pan underneath the vehicle. The bus driver said the drunk driver got out of his vehicle and appeared unsteady. The driver then returned to his vehicle and drove away from the scene of the accident. The vehicle fled westbound, but due to the oil leak, was forced to a halt at Port Washington Road and Henry Clay Road. The driver and his passenger, a …