Thursday, May 9, 2013
A 61-year-old woman crashed her Mercedes into a tree to avoid hitting a deer. Caledonia Police arrested the woman for suspicion of drunk driving.
A 61-year-old Caledonia woman was arrested for suspicion of drunk driving after she crashed the Mercedes she was driving into a tree at 4:35 p.m. Friday on Hounds Trail at Highway 31. The woman told police she was trying to avoid hitting a deer when she swerved, left the roadway, and struck a tree, according to a report by the Caledonia Police Department. The woman, who was already wearing a “walking boot” on her left leg, complained about pain to her right leg. The front end of the car was significantly damaged. Smelling alcohol on the woman, the officer asked the woman if she had been drinking and she told him that she had had three glasses of wine at an area tavern. Because of her injuries, the officer conducted a partial field sobriety…
Friday, May 3, 2013
Wisconsin's drunk driving-related incidents are the highest in the United States and state Legislators have crafted six bills to confront the issue, but they carries a hefty price tag.
Some state Republican Legislators want to toughen the laws for habitual drunk drivers and first-time drunk drivers if they cause an injury or killed someone, but the price tag for those laws could cost taxpayers up to $236 million, according to a story in the Wisconsin State Journal. Rep. Jim Ott (R-Mequon) and Sen. Alberta Darling (R-River Hills) have introduced six bills to the Senate and House. The bills would: Because of the jail time provisions, the state expects to have to build 17 facilities that would each house 300 people. "A fiscal estimate from the state Department of Corrections put the cost of the bill regarding third and subsequent offenses at between $169 million and $204 million annually. Other agencies also weighed in, …
Monday, April 22, 2013
Racine man tries to drown his sorrows after his wife asked him for a divorce. The night just got progressively worse from there.
A Racine man was arrested for suspicion of drunk driving and having a prohibited alcohol content after he got his car stuck at 12:25 a.m. Sunday in the 5700 block of Douglas Avenue. According to a report by the Caledonia Police Department, a police officer saw a blue Chevrolet Cobalt stuck in the mud in front of the Country Inn Motel about 30 feet from the driveway. The driver of the car crossed into the driveway and ended up stuck in the lawn. He also told police that his wife had asked him for a divorce and that he went to the motel to stay the night. The officer, who smelled alcohol on the man's breath, asked him how much he had to drink. The man told the officer he had 10 beers and a Long Island iced tea over a three-hour timeframe. …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
A Caledonia man was arrested after police say he led them on a high speed chase going just under 100 mph.
This man was "driving just fine when they got off the party bus," a passenger told police after officers ordered four people out of a car at gunpoint following a high-speed chase through Caledonia, but something changed. The 22-year-old Caledonia man was arrested for drunken driving and his 15th offense of driving with a revoked license, according to a report by the Caledonia Police. He was also cited for having open intoxicants in the car, having a prohibited blood-alcohol content, speeding, and reckless driving-endangering safety at 2:35 a.m. Saturday on Douglas Avenue at 3 Mile Road. The man’s girlfriend, a 22-year-old Caledonia woman, was cited for allowing an unauthorized person to drive her car, and keeping open intoxicants in her …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
A 22-year-old Racine man faces alcohol-related charges after a two-car crash that left a woman with a broken knee.
A Racine man is facing multiple drunk driving related offenses after police say he was involved in a two-car crash in February that injured the other driver. Jacob Francis was charged Thursday in Racine County Circuirt Court with one felony count of operating while intoxicated, second offense; one felony count of operating with prohibited alcohol concentration causing injury, second offense; and one midemeanor count of operating while revoked. If convicted, he faces up to 13 years in jail and/or up to $22,500 in fines. Because these could be subsequent convictions, Francis could get extra time tacked onto any sentence he might receive. According to the criminal complaint, Caledonia police were dispatched to the corner of Highway 31 and …
Thursday, March 21, 2013
The man was arrested in his driveway after police said he crashed his car in Milwaukee and left the scene to drive home.
A 54-year-old Caledonia man's date ended badly after he was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving (first offense), after police said he had crashed his car in Milwaukee County before heading home. According to a report by the Caledonia Police Department, a couple that saw the crash confronted the man, but he drove away. The couple followed him and called 911. Police followed the man, who was driving home in his Lincoln with front-end damage and both airbags deployed. Reports show the man told the officer that the driver he crashed into had cut him off, that he had been out “with a lovely young lady” and consumed two beers. The man’s blood-alcohol level was .12, which is just above the legal limit of .08. The man was also arrested for …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
A Caledonia woman crashed the car she was driving into a tree and was cited for drunken driving, say Caledonia Police.
A 47-year-old Caledonia was uninjured after the car she was driving went into a ditch and crashed into a tree at 11:33 p.m. Saturday on Middle Road and Heartland Lane. The woman was cited for drunken driving, having a prohibited blood-alcohol level and failing to maintain control of her car, according to a report by the Caledonia Police Department. The woman’s blood-alcohol content was 0.11 percent, above the legal limit of .08.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
A 79-year-old man crashes into a traffic pole, but tells police he doesn't remember the crash.
A 79-year-old Kenosha man was cited for suspicion of drunk driving and failing to keep his truck under control at 8:20 p.m. Friday. According to a report by the Caledonia Police Department, the man crashed the truck he was driving into a traffic pole at Three Mile Road and Douglas Avenue. After the crash, the man left the scene and was stopped on Three Mile Road just east of North Green Bay Road. The car had frontend damage and was leaking fluids. The man seemed “disoriented and confused” and told police the truck just stopped and would not start. The officer told the man he had just been in a car crash, but the man denied being in the crash, couldn’t tell the officer where he was and refused medical treatment. He told police that he had …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Caledonia man only has a .066 blood-alcohol level. So how did he end up getting a drunk driving citation?
A 40-year-old Caledonia man was cited for suspicion of drunk driving (first offense), operating left of center and failing to stop for a police officer at 2:07 a.m. Sunday in the 6300 block of Douglas Avenue. Because the man drove his car left of center, the officer conducted a traffic stop, according to a report by the Caledonia Police Department, When the officer spoke to the man, the officer noticed the man had glassy-looking eyes, slurred his speech and smelled of alcohol. The man failed the field sobriety test. Later he told the officer he had “two or three cocktails earlier in the evening,” picked up his friend at a bar on Douglas Avenue and while at the bar had a beer. While the man’s blood-alcohol level was .067 and .066, which …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Woman turns down a ride home from a limo driver, runs a stop sign after having a few beers, and then tries to do a mea culpa with the arresting officer, according to a report by the Caledonia Police.
A 40-year-old Caledonia woman cited for suspicion of drunk driving probably should have taken her friend up on a limousine ride home on Saturday. The woman was also cited for having a prohibited blood-alcohol content, failing to stop at a stop sign and operating a car without insurance, according to a report by the Caledonia Police Department. A Caledonia Police officer saw the woman driving a 2013 Kia Optima as she failed to stop at a stop sign at 11:25 p.m. Saturday on Six Mile and Middle roads. A limousine was following the woman to her house and was being driven by a friend. After conducting a traffic stop, the woman had trouble finding her driver’s license, but the officer saw that she had it in her wallet. Instead, the woman gave the…