Three women arrested recently by Brookfield police on suspicion of drunken driving were all cited for their second or third offenses.
At 10:33 p.m. Jan. 26, a 28-year-old Eden woman was arrested for drunken driving, third offense, after a caller reported a vehicle stopped and running in the middle of the road near Tremont and Edwards streets. The caller said the SUV was not running and didn’t appear to be occupied.
But it was. Police found the woman slumped over the center console and passed out. An officer tried to get attention from outside but couldn't rouse her. He opened her door and still couldn't wake her by shouting, but she finally responded to a shake.
He asked why she was in the middle of the road, and she said she wasn’t – she'd just gotten there.
The woman couldn’t find her driver's license, and told officers she hadn't been driving – she'd been driven there by unknown male, she said. But police found no footprints in the fresh-fallen snow to suggest that. What they did find in the snow was a puddle of fresh urine.
Also found in plain sight in the front seat of the car was a bag with two pipes and .61 gram of marijuana, so she was cited for that as well.
The woman failed field sobriety tests and was taken for a mandatory blood draw to determine her blood alcohol level.
Woman parks in the yard and blames it on fog
At 5:07 p.m. last Tuesday, a 37-year-old Brown Deer woman was arrested on suspicion of her second OWI offense, and also cited for running a red light and driving while suspended.
Officers were sent to Calhoun Road and Capitol Drive on caller's report of a reckless driving. The caller stayed on the line, following and giving running description of the woman ahead of her weaving and veering all over the road.
Eventually, she drove into a grassy area, stopped, got out and was staggering into a driveway in the 18100 block of Logan Drive when officers found her.
The woman was swaying wildly and couldn’t keep her balance. She was also at first unable to speak and couldn’t keep her eyes open.
When she did begin to relate, she told officers her dangerous driving behavior was from having trouble with the fog, and that she was stumbling because she was in high heels. She had no driver's license and guessed she must have left it at her mother's house, where she'd just gone to drop off prescription medicine.
Officers noted a very strong odor of intoxicants about her and asked if she could take a sobriety test. She tried but failed badly and was taken for blood draw.
Driver right, she's definitely had 'a few'
At 2:24 a.m. Friday, a 49-year-old Brookfield woman was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving, her second offense, after a traffic stop in the 16500 block of West Lisbon Road.
A patrol officer going westbound on Lisbon Road, saw a driver coming at him, weaving well into his lane.
He avoided her, made a U-turn, got behind her and stopped her at Pilgrim Road and Luella Drive.
Asked if she had been drinking, she said she'd had a few. When told she had been weaving dangerously on the road, she just shrugged.
She failed sobriety tests and blew a .18 BAC.