Driving With Hazard Lights on Leads to 4th OWI Arrest

Waukesha man, 68, wet himself while driving home drunk from the Wisconsin State Fair with a 0.12 percent blood alcohol level, according to criminal complaint.

It sounds like there might have been more beer consumed than cream puffs at the Wisconsin State Fair for one local man.

A 68-year-old Waukesha man is facing his fourth operating while intoxicated charge after he allegedly drove down Bluemound Road with his hazard lights on after leaving the Wisconsin State Fair.

Keith A. Haberkorn was charged in Thursday with one count of fourth offense OWI. If convicted, he faces up to one year in Waukesha County Jail and $2,000 in fines.

According to the criminal complaint, at 12:53 a.m. Thursday, a Town of Brookfield police officer saw Haberkorn driving down Bluemound in a Geo Prism with his hazard lights on. The cop followed him to see if he would notice the lights were on, but Haberkorn continued to drive while following other cars too closely and at one point waiting eight seconds after a light turned green to start driving.

The cop then tried to pull Haberkorn over, but he continued to drive until he pulled into an apartment complex in the 1800 block of East Main Street in Waukesha and pull into a garage, the complaint states. Haberkorn then got out of the car and didn’t answer why he didn’t stop for cop, but the officer noticed fresh scrapes and blood on Haberkorn’s cheek and chin, and he had also wet himself.

Haberkorn told the officer he had a few drinks at State Fair before coming home. He failed a field sobriety test and had a blood alcohol level of 0.12 percent at the time of the incident, the complaint alleges.

Haberkorn was previously convicted of drunken driving in 1992 and twice in 1996. He is currently being held in Waukesha County Jail on $500 cash bail.

Zabular Cranton August 12, 2011 at 11:00 PM
Why is liquor still allowed? It is dangerous to everyone. Are we afraid to put the liquor industry out of business, do we need the tax revenue, will Jeff Scrima be recalled?
Caroline Taylor August 13, 2011 at 07:44 AM
Not a Scrima issue. Im not a Scrima fan. This article is about an OWI arrest by the Town of Brookfield. Save the political talk for the appropriate articles.


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