Wednesday, May 8, 2013
If convicted, it would be Cynthia Hamilton's fifth operating while intoxicated offense since 2001.
A 35-year-old Milwaukee woman faces prison time and an extended period without her license after police say she drove drunk for the fifth time since 2001. Cynthia Hamilton was charged with fifth offense operating while intoxicated, a felony, April 30 in Milwaukee County Circuit Court. If convicted, she faces $10,000 in fines and 6 1/2 years of imprisonment. Those penalties could be enhanced based on alcohol concentration levels – results of the blood test are pending – and the allegation that she was driving with a child under the age of 16 as a passenger. Hamilton, who had prior OWI convictions in 2001 and 2006 and two in 2007, could also have her driving privileges revoked for 2-3 years. According to court documents, on April 28 at 10:35…
Monday, April 22, 2013
Police say Andrew Malinowski was taking his girlfriend to work at St. Luke's Hospital. He was arrested outside and ordered to submit to a blood draw at the same hospital.
A 50-year-old Greenfield man who told police he was dropping his girlfriend off at work at St. Luke’s Hospital ended up inside to provide a blood sample after officers suspected he was driving drunk. Andrew Malinowski, who lives in the 9300 block of West Cold Spring Road, was charged with fifth offense drunken driving April 10, in Milwaukee County Circuit Court, two days after an off-duty sheriff deputy watched him drive erratically. According to the criminal complaint, the sheriff deputy, who was on his way to work at 6:45 a.m. April 8, saw a black Dodge Dakota pickup truck stopped at the light at Forest Home Avenue and 60th Street. The deputy watched the vehicle remain motionless for some time before suddenly accelerating quickly and …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Lisa M. Schmidt, 47, had four drunken driving convictions in the 90s. She now faces a felony after being arrested in Waukesha County on Monday.
A 47-year-old Greenfield woman is accused of her fifth drunken driving offense – a felony – after she nearly hit a New Berlin Police Department squad car, according to a criminal complaint. Lisa M. Schmidt was charged Monday in Waukesha County Circuit Court with operating while intoxicated-fifth offense. If convicted, she faces up to three years initial confinement in prison, between $600 and $10,000 in fines and having her driver’s license revoked for two to three years. Schmidt was pulled over by a New Berlin officer after she was spotted traveling 50 mph in a 35 mph zone in a red 1998 Pontiac at 124th Street and Lincoln Avenue. The officer was forced to pull onto the shoulder in order to not be hit by the Pontiac, according to the …
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
With 36 drivers stopped, the Greenfield part of a task force deployed to catch—and deter—drunken drivers on St. Patrick's Day weekend were busy.
The Greenfield Police Department made six arrests for suspicion of drunken driving during a major deployment of force over St. Patrick's Day weekend, according to information released Monday. Greenfield police, participating with many metro area municipal police departments plus the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Department and the State Patrol, made 36 traffic stops and handed out 28 citations for all types of violations Saturday and Sunday. Of the six arrests made by Greenfield police, one was a third-timer and one a second-offender who also was arrested after fleeing for resisting arrest, recklessly endangering safety and battery. Metro-wide, there were 49 OWI arrests among 574 stops, with 423 citations doled out and 205 warnings issued. …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Some 59 officers from area agencies also wrote 210 tickets and issued 105 warnings during the evening.
One OWI arrest in Greenfield was among 23 made on New Year's Eve in the Milwaukee area, according to preliminary results from the Southeast Wisconsin Drunk Driving Task Force Officers from Greenfield joined those from 11 other suburban communities, Milwaukee Police and Milwaukee County Sheriff's Deputies, and Wisconsin State Patrol in the effort. A total of 59 officers participated in the task force. Officers from Cudahy made four arrests, the Milwaukee County Sheriff made two arrests and the Milwaukee Police Department made 12 arrests. An alleged drunk driver was pick up for a fifth offense by the Milwaukee Police Department and the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Department arrested a drunk driver for their third offense. Greenfield's …
Friday, December 14, 2012
The man, who has four prior drunken-driving convictions, told police he was buying a bottle of whiskey at the liquor store after consuming a few beers Thursday afternoon.
A 38-year-old Greenfield man with four prior drunken-driving convictions is accused of the same crime after he was arrested at approximately 12:35 p.m. Thursday. He also threw a wrinkle in the department chief’s planned day off. According to the police department, while the man performed and failed field sobriety tests, Chief Brad Wentlandt, who was on vacation, arrived and assisted in the man’s arrest. Coincidently, Wentlandt had just been the first one on the scene of a multi-car crash at 76th Street and Edgerton (see attached photo) before responding to the drunken-driving incident. In the latter incident, according to the Greenfield Police Department, a witness told police the man was swerving, drove over the curb and onto a grassy …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
The 21-year-old Milwaukee woman told police she had not had much to drink.
A 21-year-old Milwaukee woman urinated in the back seat of a Greenfield police car after police say she crashed into a light pole and was arrested for driving under the influence Nov. 27. According to the Greenfield Police Department report, the woman and a 29-year-old male passenger were driving northbound on South 35th Street, when the woman swerved to the left, went over the curb, traveled a short distance on the grass and then struck a light pole. When police arrived, the female passenger tried several times to open her door but was unsuccessful because, despite a police officer telling her the door was locked, she did not realize it. It was not until another Greenfield police officer unlocked it that she was able to open the door. The…
Sunday, December 2, 2012
A man who turned 33 Sunday was arrested after a rollover accident he caused shut down the Hale Interchange ramps for about an hour early Sunday morning.
A man who turned 33 Sunday was arrested after the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Department said a rollover accident he caused shut down the Hale Interchange ramps for about an hour early Sunday morning. According to the sheriff's department, deputies responded to a rollover crash on southbound I-43 just north of Highway 100 in Greenfield at 2:10 a.m. The driver, who turned 33 today, was lying in the distress lane, a 30-year-old passenger was trapped in the backseat with injuries, and a third occupant was not injured. The Greenfield Fire Department extricated the trapped man. The driver was unable to perform a preliminary breath test due to chest and neck pain and was transported to Froedtert Hospital. He was arrested for operating while …
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
A 55-year-old Greenfield man was charged with fourth-offense OWI and resisting arrest for fighting officers' attempts to restrain him for a blood draw, charges allege.
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- Joe Petrie
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
A Greenfield man drove drunk through Brookfield, then tried to fight police officers during a blood alcohol test, charges allege. Kevin F. Bruce, 55, was charged in Waukesha County Circuit Court Monday with one count of fourth offense operating while intoxicated and one count of resisting an officer. If convicted, he faces nearly two years in prison and $12,000 in fines. According to the criminal complaint: At 6:40 p.m. Sunday, a Brookfield police officer was stopped in his squad car on Bluemound Road near Calhoun Road, when a driver pulled next to him and said a “hammered” guy was driving a BMW eastbound. The man told the officer he was following the BMW for four miles and its driver nearly hit curbs and other cars while swerving in the …
Monday, November 21, 2011
Police say 46-year-old left scene on foot and was apprehended in his home.
updated 5:50 p.m. Monday A 46-year-old Greenfield man who allegedly struck a vehicle at 27th and College Saturday and fled on foot to his home was charged Monday in Milwaukee County Circuit Court. Daniel A. Rickert has been charged with one count of failure of duty upon striking an occupied vehicle, one count of third-offense operating while intoxicated and one count of operating a motor vehicle with a prohibited blood alcohol concentration. If convicted, he faces up to 2 ½ years in prison and $5,000 in fines. According to a police report, Rickert was traveling northbound in the 6300 block of S. 27th St. about 12:20 p.m. Saturday when he rear-ended a car making a U-turn. Rickert then got out of his truck and talked to the victim, according…