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OWI Enforcement Nets Four Drunken Drivers

Brookfield police stopped about three dozen motorists in four hours Friday night, arresting four for drunken driving including an injured Germantown motorcyclist.

Four drunken drivers were among three dozen motorists stopped for various offenses during a weekend OWI enforcement action, Brookfield police said Monday.

From about 9:15 p.m. Friday to 1:15 a.m. Saturday, police arrested four drunken drivers, including a 49-year-old Germantown man who was injured in a motorcycle crash about 9:45 p.m., police said. 

Arrested were:

  • A 42-year-old Pewaukee woman for her third OWI, at 9:21 p.m. Friday.
  • The Germantown injured motorcyclist for his first OWI.
  • A 30-year-old West Allis woman for her first OWI, at 12:17 a.m. Saturday.
  • A 21-year-old Brookfield man for his first OWI, at 1:14 a.m. Saturday.

"Obviously, this problem is not going away any time soon," Brookfield Police Capt. Phil Horter said.

"We will continue to aggressively attack this issue with on-duty personnel and utilizing additional personnel with grant funding provided to us from the WI DOT/BOTS (Wisconsin Department of Transportation Bureau of Traffic Safety) in partnership with the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration)," Horter said.

"These arrests ... were a combination of on-duty personnel and additional personnel brought in to combat this issue utilizing grant funding," he said.

Police also issued warnings to two motorists for speeding, three motorists for registration problems, a dozen motorists for equipment issues and 15 motorists for minor moving violations and having no front license plate.

Michael McClusky August 27, 2012 at 10:20 PM
Crime is a business. The government is a business. So what is your point?
Johnny Paycheck August 27, 2012 at 10:21 PM
It concerns me that their drunk driving dragnet operation netted 11 people who aren't suspected of OWI for every person who was. I'm not counting the injured motorcyclist since he was in an accident and would have been caught regardless. It sounds more like a fund raising operation to me... I know how those towns and cities operate too well-- they don't have a "quota" so to speak, but the municipality has a line item in their budget that specifies how much money they expect the Chief of Police to deliver from fines and forfeitures that year-- and a reduction in crime levels is not accepted as an excuse to to deliver less than the specified amount of money from fines. When the town or city is having budgetary problems (i.e. bad economy) then telling the police to write more citations seems like easy money.
Johnny Paycheck August 27, 2012 at 11:05 PM
The government is not a business-- what ever gave you that idea? Serving the people is the sole reason for a democratic governments existence. There is some truth to what you say though-- we are become more fascist by the day.

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