Wednesday, May 15, 2013
A 31-year-old Waukesha man is facing his sixth drunken driving charge after being stopped in a bar parking lot.
A 31-year-old Waukesha man is charged with his sixth drunken driving offense after being stopped by a Town of Brookfield police officer in a bar parking lot at 12:47 a.m. Friday. Marques A. Bernier faces up to three years initial confinement in prison and $10,000 in fines if convicted of the felony charge. A Town of Brookfield police officer pulled Bernier over after seeing the vehicle traveling between 48 and 50 mph on Bluemound Road near Brookfield Road. The license plate was faded and the officer couldn’t read the letters or the numbering. Additionally, the vehicle was driving onto the dashed lane markings and then changed lanes at the same time the signal light was activated, according to the criminal complaint filed against Bernier …
Monday, May 6, 2013
Ronald E. Doern, 64, is accused of driving with a .29 percent blood alcohol concentration after being pulled over by the Waukesha Police Department.
A 64-year-old Waukesha man is accused of driving with a .29 percent blood alcohol concentration with his 2-year-old grandson in the vehicle, according to a criminal complaint filed Thursday in Waukesha County Circuit Court. Ronald E. Doern was charged with felony drunken driving. If convicted, he faces between 120 days and two years in jail and $1,200 in fines. He remains jailed in lieu of $2,500 bail. Doern was pulled over at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday near Highway 164 and East Broadway after a police officer noticed the vehicle he was driving accelerate through a yellow light and saw a beer can being thrown out the passenger window, according to a criminal complaint. Doern’s 2-year-old grandson was in a child’s seat in the vehicle, the …
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Ryan R. Carow, 32, tells Waukesha County deputy he had "more than I should have" before driving home, according to a complaint.
A 32-year-old Waukesha man who was caught speeding on Redford Boulevard in City of Pewaukee is now charged with his fourth drunken driving offense. Ryan R. Carow was charged Monday with operating while intoxicated-fourth offense. If convicted, he faces up to three years in prison and $10,000 in fines. Carow was pulled over at 2:03 a.m. Monday after driving 61 mph in a 45 mph speed limit and crossing the center line several times, although he didn’t immediately stop for the Waukesha County deputy, according to the complaint. Carow smelled like intoxicants and spoke with a thick, slurred speech, the complaint states. He told the deputy he had seven to eight beers about an hour before driving home. “More than I should have,” Carow told the …
Friday, March 22, 2013
Paul D. Stefan, of Pewaukee, had a .131 percent blood alcohol concentration when he was pulled over on St. Patrick's Day, according to a complaint.
A Pewaukee man had a loaded Remington Rand U.S. Army pistol in his open glove box while driving drunk in Waukesha on St. Patrick’s Day, according to Waukesha police officers. Paul D. Stefan Jr., 66, was charged Tuesday in Waukesha Count Circuit Court with his third drunken driving offense and possessing a firearm while intoxicated. If convicted, he faces up to one year and nine months in jail and $12,000 in fines. According to the complaint: Stefan’s vehicle was spotted by a Waukesha police officer who had been made aware during roll call that Stefan drives while intoxicated and has a loaded weapon in the vehicle. The officer watched as Stephan exited the Eagles Club on North Grandview Boulevard at 11:43 p.m. Sunday and traveled south on …
Friday, March 15, 2013
Waukesha police officers will be keeping an extra eye out for drunken drivers and seatbelt violators during St. Patrick's Day weekend's special enforcement.
To combat drunken driving and increase safety belt use, the City of Waukesha Police Department will intensify its traffic safety enforcement during the St. Patrick’s Day weekend. The increased enforcement is part of a $65,000 grant that the City of Waukesha Police Department received from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Bureau of Transportation Safety. “During the St. Patrick’s Day mobilization and throughout the year, we are striving to prevent motorists from killing and injuring themselves and others on our roadways," said Sgt. Dave Wanner. "Although we’re trying to increase voluntarily compliance with traffic laws—not to write more tickets or make more arrests—we will take enforcement action if voluntary compliance fails. "We…
Friday, March 8, 2013
Waukesha Police Department calls from March 4 through March 8.
One of the latest YouTube crazes is videos of people smashing milk gallons in area stores. Unfortunately for Target, 2401 Kossow Road, milk smashing copycats threw gallons of milk in the store on Monday. The incident was reported at 4 p.m. Tuesday to the Waukesha Police Department. While it might seem like a prank, authorities in other communities are charging teens responsible for milk smashing. Waukesha Patch was contacted Monday about a milk smashing video that was placed on Facebook involving an incident at the Sunset Drive Target. That video was pulled from Facebook by Tuesday morning. In other recent Waukesha Police Department calls:
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Waukesha man told a police officer he consumed 10 beers and was at a gas station to buy his wife a candy bar, according to a criminal complaint.
A Waukesha man faces up to three years in prison after he was arrested on his fourth drunken driving offense. Scott R. Gehner, 53, of Waukesha, was charged Wednesday with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated-fourth offense. In addition to possible prison time, he faces up to $10,00 in fines and having his driver’s license revoked for up to three years if convicted. According to the complaint: A Waukesha police officer made contact with Gehner at 12:38 a.m. Wednesday near North East Avenue after noticing Gehner’s registration was suspended for unpaid parking tickets. The officer stopped Gehner, who parked his car at a closed gas station. Gehner told the officer he pulled into the gas station to buy his wife a candy bar. However, the…
Friday, February 15, 2013
Rachel Pecor, strategist for Jeanne Tarantino, was arrested in Pewaukee, whose police chief, Ed Baumann, is one of Tarantino's opponents.
This story was updated at 3:14 p.m. with comments from Jeanne Tarantino's campaign. Rachel Pecor, former campaign strategist for 98th State Assembly candidate Jeanne Tarantino, was arrested for her second OWI on Tuesday in the Village of Pewaukee as she was on her way to pick up Tarantino's daughter from dance class. Pecor was pulled over at Main Street and Prospect Avenue after she veered into the wrong lane while crossing the center line, according to a police report. She failed a field sobriety test and a breath test, registering a .20 blood-alcohol level, more than twice the legal limit. Tarantino has since removed Pecor from her campaign with just three full days remaining until election day. Tarantino confirmed Pecor's status with …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Waukesha woman charged with her second drunken driving offense after being pulled over for a burned out brake light.
A Waukesha police officer’s arm was bitten during a Waukesha woman’s blood test following her operating while intoxicated arrest, according to a criminal complaint. Breanna K. Vetterman, 23, was charged Friday in Waukesha County Circuit Court with battery to a police officer, resisting an officer causing substantial harm, operating while intoxicated-second offense and operating while revoked. If convicted, Vetterman faces up to six years in prison on the two felony charges, plus additional jail time on the traffic offenses According to the complaint: Vetterman was driving at 12:20 a.m. Friday on Sunset Drive when a police officer noticed the vehicle she was driving had a burned out brake light. The police officer pulled Vetterman over at …
Monday, February 4, 2013
A 28-year-old Glendale woman, already charged with her second drunken driving offense, is accused of bringing alcohol, prescription medication and a knife to a victim impact panel, according to a criminal complaint.
A 28-year-old Glendale woman is accused of attending a victim impact panel at UW-Waukesha while under the influence of a narcotic, creating a disturbance after police located alcohol, a prescription pill and a knife on her, according to a criminal complaint. Elizabeth A. Austin was charged Wednesday with bail jumping, carrying a concealed weapon, resisting an officer and disorderly conduct. She faces up to 30 months in jail and $31,000 if convicted of the four misdemeanor charges. Online court records show Austin is on bail for a second drunken driving offense that was charged in December 2011. According to the criminal complaint: Austin was attending a victim impact panel at 7 p.m. Nov. 14 at UW-Waukesha with about 100 other people in a …