Monday, January 30, 2012
Suspect went to the Saukville McDonald's drive-thru drunk and was pulled over after employees contacted police.
A 42-year-old Port Washington man is facing multiple charges after he decided to go to McDonald’s in Saukville after a night of drinking. Jeffrey J. Poull was charged in Ozaukee County Circuit Court on Thursday with one count of third-offense operating while intoxicated, one count of operating a motor vehicle with a prohibited alcohol concentration and one count of possession of THC, the active ingredient in marijuana. If convicted, he faces up to 2-1/2 years in prison and $5,000 in fines. According to the criminal complaint: At 11:30 p.m. Dec. 21, police were called to the Saukville McDonald’s after an employee reported Poull had just come through the drive-thru window and smelled heavily of alcohol and was now driving on Highway 33. …
Friday, January 13, 2012
A 38-year-old Port Washington man crashed his plane in southwestern Kewaunee County.
A 38-year-old Port Washington pilot was hurt Thursday after he crashed his plane in southwestern Kewaunee County. Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash, according to the Green Bay Press-Gazette. Residents in the area heard a small plane flying through at about 10:40 p.m. Wednesday, but it wasn't until about 2:30 a.m. Thursday that pilot Charles Green showed up at a nearby home seeking help. Another Port Washington pilot, 58-year-old native William Didier, died in November after the medical transport plane he was flying crashed in Riverwoods, IL. Two other passengers also died in that crash. Didier had moved to Cedar Grove just 5 months before his death. His brother remembered Didier as highly intellectual, a person very attached …
Monday, October 24, 2011
Port Washington police rescued a 61-year-old Wauwatosa man who fell from his boat into the Port Washington marina on Sunday night.
A 61-year-old Wauwatosa man rescued from the Port Washington marina on Sunday night was also issued a citation for operating his boat while under the influence. Port Washington police responded to a 911 call at about 5:45 p.m. about a man who had fallen into the marina, according to the police report. Witnesses say the man's boat struck a pier as it was preparing to dock; the man then attempted to tie his bow off and that is when witnesses heard the "splash" as the 61-year-old fell into the water. Officers were unable to merely pull the man from the water, and instead used flotation devices to keep his head above water until fire department divers were able to enter the water and assist in lifting him out of the water, the police report …
Friday, September 30, 2011
A roundup of the latest activity from the police blotter also includes threats in front of children and a runaway dog.
It's never too early to start for some people; in this case, we're talking both age and the hour. At 8:24 a.m. Tuesday, police were called to the Port Washington High School where a 14-year-old Saukville boy and a 15-year-old Port boy brought alcohol to campus. The 15-year-old also had marijuana. At 8:31 a.m. Tuesday, a 13-year-old Saukville boy at Thomas Jefferson Middle School was found to be under the influence of alcohol — this is connection with the high school boys. The high school boys were cited for possession of alcohol, and the 14-year-old was also cited for possession of marijuana. The 13-year-old was cited for underage drinking. More from the reports:
Monday, September 5, 2011
The state of Wisconsin is often considered one of the most lenient states when it comes to drinking and driving, but stricter policies are likely to make the roads safer.
It's no secret that Wisconsin has a strong drinking culture. That fact alone is not necessarily a terrible thing, but when drinking gets out of control or when drinking mixes with driving, the drinking culture becomes a serious problem — for example, when a local woman operating under the influence struck and injured a bicyclist. Given our drinking culture, how do we address alcohol on the roads? Our state and local drinking culture is undeniable. Although I have never been able to confirm the story, I heard an anecdote about a vehicle that pulled over on the side of the road somewhere near Beloit, because the driver was intoxicated. The vehicle then got struck by a second drunk driver. And, while the two drivers were discussing the …
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Driver gets three years prison, victim is victimized again and the judge makes a fool of himself — can we rethink this?
Ann C. Stelling was sentenced to three years in prison for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated with alcohol and slamming her car into Robert Splan while he was riding his bicycle. Stelling isn’t likely to serve the entire three years in prison, but she will have to serve three years of extended supervision and pay a fine plus Splan’s medical costs. It was Stelling’s third drunken driving arrest. According to news reports, her insurance company advised her not to say anything in court. Ozaukee County Judge Paul Malloy is quoted as saying, “You’re not being punished because you drank a lot. You’re being punished because you made the decision (to drive drunk again).” Is this a circus or what! First of all, one would presume a …
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
A roundup of the latest activity from the police blotter includes a minor's attempt to take his beverage elsewhere.
Apparently, this underager doesn't quite know the rules, but at least it gave Port Washington police a chance to teach him a thing or two about bar etiquette. It was 12:44 a.m. Saturday when police noticed the 20-year-old Port man leaving Foxys Bar (strike one), holding a pitcher of beer (strike two). He was subsequently cited for underage alcohol consumption and underage person on a licensed premise. More from the latest police reports:
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Program meant to help put a stop to underage drinking parties will now staff phone lines 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Ozaukee County residents have long been able to alert Starting Point of Ozaukee about possible underage drinking parties in the area — 15 years, to be specific — but the program recently increased its reach by opening its phoneline 24/7, according to Jessi Gaedtke, office assistant for Starting Point. "If you can dial a phone, you can help put a stop to underage drinking," a press release from the group said. The number to dial is 262-375-1110, and all calls made to Starting Point are kept anonymous. After a call is placed, a Starting Point of Ozaukee staff member will contact the homeowner, the party host and/or the appropriate authorities in hopes of preventing the party from going on, the release said. If a known party is already in …