Suspect, 53, was swerving on Highway 31 before he was arrested by a Caledonia police officer and charged with drunk driving (fourth offense).
A 53-year-old Racine man is accused of driving drunk through Caledonia Thursday with car full of weaponry. Michael B. Derwae was charged in Racine County Circuit Court Friday with one count of possession of an electric weapon, one count of fourth offense operating while intoxicated, two counts of carrying a concealed weapon and one count of carrying a switchblade knife. If convicted, he faces up to six years in prison and $42,000 in fines. According to the criminal complaint: At 4:40 p.m. Thursday, several drivers called 911 after they saw a car being driven recklessly in a gray Ford Mustang on Highway 32 near 7 Mile Road. One caller said Derwae was now headed southbound on Highway 31 and an officer was able to eventually catch up to the …
Suspect is driving slowly with no lights on on Highway 32 when an off duty sheriff's deputy contacts the police.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Joe Petrie
Thursday, September 27, 2012
A 52-year-old Racine man is facing his fourth drunk driving charge after he was caught driving erratically in front of an off duty Racine County sheriff’s deputy last week. Paul J. Tabaka was charged in Racine County Circuit Court Thursday with one count of operating while intoxicated (4th offense) and three counts of bail jumping. If convicted, he faces up to three years in prison and $32,000 in fines. According to the criminal complaint: At 10:20 p.m. Sept. 19, An off duty deputy was behind Tabaka’s pickup truck on northbound Highway 32 when he noticed he was driving erratically and slowly with no lights on. He contacted the Caledonia Police Department and an officer pulled over the truck on Ellis Street. Tabaka stopped the truck in the …