Milwaukee Sheriff: 13 OWI arrests made this weekend

Posted at 5:06 PM, Jul 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-02 18:06:16-04

Thirteen people were arrested for drunk driving over the weekend as part of the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Department’s “Operation Drive Sober” initiative from Friday to Monday. 

One 31-year-old Milwaukee woman faces her 5th OWI conviction after she was found driving erratically near the Marquette Interchange on Sunday at 3:25 a.m.

She was driving on a revoked license and if convicted she could face 10 years in prison. 

Also early Sunday morning, a deputy saw a car almost hit another vehicle head-on near 6th and McKinley at 2:15 a.m.

After the driver pulled over he knelt down with his hands behind his head. The deputy told him to get back in his car, but the man started walking towards the deputy. 

The man had to be tased twice to finally bring him to the ground. The 59-year-old Milwaukee man was arrested for resisting an officer and OWI-third offense. He could face more than a year and a half in jail. 

Another Milwaukee man, 50, was arrested with his third OWI over the weekend, along with 10 first-time OWI offenders. 

“These criminal drunk drivers demonstrate outlandish behavior, driving without licenses and endangering you – the law-abiding motoring public. Deputies continue to aggressively pursue drunk drivers,” said Milwaukee County Sheriff Richard Schmidt in a news release. “These repeat offenders need to get the help they need and learn to not get behind the wheel of a car when drinking. Enough!”