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Dashcam video released in OWI arrest of MPD officer

Cop crashed vehicle on I-43
Posted at 5:17 PM, Jan 11, 2017

Dash camera video released Wednesday shows a Milwaukee Police officer arrested on a drunk driving charge over the weekend.

Anthony Rivera is the second Milwaukee officer arrested on an OWI charge in one week.

According to the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office, Rivera, 43, was arrested early Sunday morning after deputies say he crashed his vehicle along I-43 near Locust, hitting the guardrail and five wooden posts.

In the dash cam video, you hear Rivera tell the deputy he got a flat tire and must have hit something in the roadway.

The deputy responds by saying Rivera has extensive damage on his vehicle, including a taillight hanging down and a missing bumper.

Rivera also told the deputy he was drinking at a restaurant in Fox Point, but that his last drink was at 10 p.m. He was pulled over just after 1 a.m.

After a field sobriety test, the deputy uses a Breathalyzer to determine that Rivera's BAC was .103, above the legal limit of .08.

A second Milwaukee Police Officer, 52-year-old Michael Boden, was arrested over New Year's weekend. Deputies say he had his police firearm in his back seat at the time of the arrest.

According to MPD, both officers remain assigned to their current work locations pending an internal investigation.

MPD released the following statement Wednesday:

"The Milwaukee Police Department takes these incidents very seriously.  An internal investigation will be conducted and officers face discipline at its conclusion.  The standard discipline is a 30-day suspension without pay, which is the loss of $8,500 in salary."