Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Some 59 officers from area agencies also wrote 210 tickets and issued 105 warnings during the evening.
One OWI arrest in Brookfield was among 23 made on New Year's Eve in the Milwaukee area, according to preliminary results from the Southeast Wisconsin Drunk Driving Task Force Officers from the city and town of Brookfield joined those from 11 other suburban communities, Milwaukee Police and Milwaukee County Sheriff's Deputies, and Wisconsin State Patrol in the effort. A total of 59 officers participated in the task force. Officers from Cudahy made four arrests, the Milwaukee County Sheriff made two arrests and the Milwaukee Police Department made 12 arrests. An alleged drunk driver was pick up for a fifth offense by the Milwaukee Police Department and the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Department arrested a drunk driver for their third …
Monday, December 31, 2012
When the calendar rolls from 2012 to 2013, what will you be doing? Something quiet, or out in style?
Since the world didn't end on Dec. 21, we're lucky enough to watch the year change again. How will you be observing the year change tonight?
Friday, December 30, 2011
Alcohol-impaired accidents declined in Wisconsin by 1.9 percent in 2010, but with the arrival of New Year's Eve, officials want to remind drivers to drink responsibly.
There were 13,000 traffic accidents on Wisconsin roads in December 2010 — the highest of any month last year. And as December 2011 comes to an end, law enforcement officials are reminding drivers not to drink and drive as they celebrate New Year's Eve on Saturday. There were more than 40,000 drunken driving convictions last year, said Randy Romanski, safety programs chief for the Wisconsin State Patrol. “That’s far too many. It’s a tremendous danger on our roads,” he said. There also were 205 fatalities in the state in 2010, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Drunken driving accident related fatalities accounted for 36 percent of all vehicle accident deaths in the …