28 OWI arrests or citations issued by Milwaukee Co. over Labor Day weekend
MILWAUKEE - During the Labor Day holiday weekend, Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke ordered increased Drive Sober patrols for the county.
The patrols began Friday, Aug. 30, and ended Tuesday morning, Sept. 3.
Through the weekend, the sheriff's office arrested or cited the following -
177 Traffic Stops
20 Seat Belt Citations
74 Excessive Speed Citations
33 Unlicensed/Revoked/Suspended Drivers
28 Operating While Intoxicated
12 Crashes with Property Damage Only (3 Cycle-related)
09 Crashes with Injuries (6 Cycle-related)
00 Fatal Crashes
4 DUI-related crashes
According to Fran McLaughlin with Sheriff Clarke's office, the first DUI arrest occurred at 1:31 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 30 and the last arrest took place at 2:40 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 3.
The average alcohol level of those arrested or cited was .14, with the highest being .24.
Four of the alleged drunken drivers had one prior conviction, three of the alleged drunken drivers had two prior convictions, and one alleged drunken driver had four prior convictions.
Three-time repeat offenders included 50-year-old Retha McCoy, of Milwaukee, who was arrested by deputies just two weeks ago for driving drunk with eight children, ages 1 ½ to 16-years-old, in the car. This weekend she was arrested with a .12.
Despite all the festivities around town over the weekend, only two of the 28 DUI arrests were from out of state.