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Racine County Sheriff arrests two for impaired driving over the weekend

Posted at 7:12 AM, Sep 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-02 08:12:09-04

Deputies with the Racine County Sheriff's Office arrested two people who were driving under the influence before 10 a.m. Sunday.

The first arrest happened just before 9 a.m. when a deputy stopped a vehicle traveling 110 mph in a 60 mph construction zone in the Village of Raymond. The deputy later noticed the scent of intoxicants coming from within the vehicle.

The driver, 41-year-old Jose L. Mendoza of Racine, refused to perform a standardized field sobriety test and was arrested for operating while impaired, reckless driving, speeding and no insurance.

Mendoza was also charged with bail jumping because he is currently on bond for a previous arrest in Milwaukee County. He also has another OWI arrest pending in Milwaukee County.

The second arrest happened about 10 a.m.

A sheriff's deputy who was doing traffic enforcement on the interstate in Raymond stopped a driver who was traveling 81 mph in a 60 mph construction zone. The deputy then discovered the smell of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. The driver, 37-year-old Brian Penn from the Chicago-area, admitted to recently smoking marijuana and was arrested for operating with a detectable amount of a restricted controlled substance, speeding and possession of marijuana.