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More Legal Problems for City Engineer

A city engineer facing charges for a violent altercation with his wife now faces more charges after police say he drove drunk through Menomonee Falls.

A Brookfield engineer already charged with four felonies stemming from an altercation with his wife has yet another felony charge issued against him after police say he drove drunk through Menomonee Falls.

John A. Laning, 40, was charged in Waukesha County Circuit Court last Monday with one count of felony bail jumping. If convicted, he faces up to three years in prison and $10,000 in fines.

According to the criminal complaint:

On Saturday, a Menomonee Falls police officer was on patrol when he spotted Laning doing 40 miles per hour in a 25 miles per hour speed zone and then pulled him over near Appleton Avenue and Jacobson Drive. As the officer approached the car he could smell alcohol coming from inside.

Laning failed field sobriety tests and had a blood alcohol level of 0.15, which is nearly twice above the legal limit to drive in Wisconsin.

He is assigned $25,000 bond while awaiting trial.  

Joe Blow December 17, 2012 at 05:00 PM
Hey Joe ,Why aren't you reporting about what happen Thursday Dec 13 th at Woodmens in Menomonee Falls at around 9:00 am with the arm robbery .The black men( 3 of them) arm with a knife attempted to rob the store and one of guys was trying to hide under a tree on Fond du Lac Ave,Police arrived with guns out screaming to put hands out and get on the ground. Two of the guys got away I saw all this go down across the street from where I live,so why no reporting of this???? Joe
VoiceOfReason December 18, 2012 at 06:36 PM
Hey JB - why not look to the Menomonee Falls Patch for stories on MFall, the Brookfield Patch is for stories about Brookfield :) http://menomoneefalls.patch.com/articles/after-foot-chase-man-nabbed-in-attempted-woodman-s-robbery
Joe Blow December 18, 2012 at 09:11 PM
Hey sorry about that Voiceofreason I know that but for some reason that story was on the Falls Patch and I reply so Joe Petrie would see it-again sorry about that and take care and have a Happy Holidays!!

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