MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 17 people for driving under the influence during the Labor Day weekend.
Among the arrested was a 29-year-old Milwaukee woman who was arrested for DUI-1st with a minor child in the vehicle.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, on Sunday, at about 8:45 p.m., a deputy stopped the Milwaukee woman on I-43 northbound at Highland Road in Ozaukee County after multiple people called 911 about a vehicle deviating lanes in Milwaukee County.
The 29-year-old woman stated she was going home and thought she was headed southbound and told deputies she had two tequila drinks before driving. She tested a .20 on the PBT.
Child Protective Services was contacted to take custody of the child. If convicted she faces up to 60 days in jail.
Overall, 16 of the 17 DUI arrests over the holiday weekend were first time offenders. The repeat offender was a 62-year-old Greenfield man who was arrested for DUI-3rd offense.
Acting Milwaukee County Sheriff Richard Schmidt ordered increased Labor Day weekend Drive Sober patrols beginning on Friday, September 1, through Tuesday, September 5 at 6 a.m. The Sheriff’s Office says the initiative focused on keeping the public safe through increased traffic enforcement.