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Racine County Sheriff arrests driver on third OWI with 10-year-old in the car

Posted at 9:48 PM, Nov 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-08 22:48:48-05

A 38-year-old Cudahy resident faces a third OWI charge after they were pulled over for drunk driving in Caledonia Thursday. 

The Racine County Sheriff said they pulled the car over because they believed the driver’s license was suspended with a 10-year-old in the car. 

The driver appeared to be under the influence, and blew a .14, nearly twice the legal limit. 

The driver is facing an OWI with a passenger less than 16 years-old charge, which is a felony. 

The 10-year-old was released to family and is safe. 

Racine Sheriff Christopher Schmaling said about the stop in a statement, “There’s absolutely no excuse for not utilizing a safe ride with the plethora of options available today. This dangerous behavior will not be tolerated here in Racine County. My deputies and I will continue the hunt for those who insist on putting innocent lives at risk. We are deeply committed to keeping our community’s roadways safe. I’m extremely disappointed that this adult would put not only my deputy and this community at risk, but most importantly the life of an innocent child. I hope our judicial system makes a harsh example of him.”

The driver is being held at the Racine County Jail.