Two suspected first-time drunken driving offenders were taken in on Tosa streets last week, one a Wauwatosa man and the other from Brookfield.
At 3:28 a.m. Thursday, a 42-year-old Brookfield man was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving, first offense, after a patrol officer saw him run a red light at Blue Mound Road and North 97th Street.
The officer followed and caught up to the driver at Blue Mound and North Mayfair Road, where the man had stopped in the intersection, blocking the northbound lanes of Mayfair.
The man admitted he’d been “driving crazy” and said, “I’m a little buzzed.”
When asked to perform standard field sobriety tests, he declined, saying “It’s not worth doing” and “I feel like I’m buzzed enough to where I should just not drive.”
He could not provide an adequate breath sample and was taken to Wisconsin Heart Hospital for a mandatory blood draw.
Losing control — and a tire
At 11:41 p.m. Wednesday, a 26-year-old Wauwatosa man was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving, first offense, after a caller reported seeing him drive into the parking lot at Pick ‘n Save, 6950 W. State St., on just three wheels.
Police arrived to find the man rolling his missing wheel toward his car from North 70th Streer. He explained that he had lost control on wet pavement while turning from State Street onto North 70th and hit a curb.
Police examined the accident site and found that the man had done just that but was probably driving too fast for conditions, as he had ended up skidding sideways into the curb, over it and through a flower bed.
While talking to the man, an officer noticed he seemed a bit unsteady on his feet and smelled of alcohol. He performed poorly on sobriety tests and blew a .14 blood alcohol concentration.