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Milwaukee County Supervisor Marcelia Nicholson arrested for OWI

Posted: 11:49 AM, Jul 23, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-24 09:48:10-04
Milwaukee County Supervisor arrested for OWI

MILWAUKEE -- A Milwaukee County Supervisor has been arrested for OWI.

The Milwaukee County Sheriffs' Office confirms Marcelia Nicholson was arrested for OWI-first offense -- which results in a citation. 

According to the Sheriff's Office, Nicholson crashed her car into a median wall on I-43 near National Avenue --  just after Midnight Monday.  

Deputies responded to the crash and found that she showed signs of impairment and conducted field sobriety tests. She admitted to drinking one drink, and tested a .18 on the intoximeter.

She received citations for OWI-1st Offense and Failure to Control Motor Vehicle.

County Supervisor Marcelia Nicholson released the following statement:

“Over the weekend, I was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. I cooperated fully with the Police.

I will make no excuses. I made a horrible mistake and I am embarrassed by my actions. I apologize to my constituents, colleagues, and community members for my inexcusable decision.”

Nicholson was elected in April 2016 and is the County Supervisor for District 5 . Nicholson is also the Vice Chairwoman of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors, serves on the Parks, Energy and Environment Committee, and chairs the Economic and Community Development Committee.