Brookfield Man Arrested for 3rd OWI After Zipping Past Squad Car
27-year-old was driving more than 100 mph when he sped past Wauwatosa cop on Mayfair Road, authorities say.
A 27-year-old Brookfield man was arrested for his third drunken driving offense after authorities say he zoomed past a Wauwatosa police officer — driving more than 100 mph.
The incident occurred at 11:44 p.m. Wednesday in the 1700 block of North Mayfair Road, according to Wauwatosa police.
According to reports:
The officer followed as the driver, who was forced to slow down behind a truck in a one-lane construction zone, then hit his lights when the man tried to pass the truck into oncoming traffic. The driver did not stop, so the officer used his siren, and eventually the man pulled over.
Additional officers were called for a high-risk traffic stop, but the driver was cooperative. His speech was slow and slurred, and he smelled of alcohol, but he said he’d had only one drink. He was driving fast, he said, to “be cool.”
Because he was already handcuffed because of the high-risk stop, he was taken to the Wauwatosa police station for a sobriety test, which he did not complete, saying, "I know I already failed."
He then said he did want to try the test again, but the officer halted it when the man nearly fell over.
The man, who is not being identified because he has not been charged, had prior drunken driving convictions from 2004 and 2006.