Five cited after drive-through spat leads to restaurant fight

KFC customers, employees receive tickets for disorderly conduct on Valentine’s Day
Joe Poirier
Ozaukee Press staff

A fight between customers and employees at the Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant in Saukville on Valentine’s Day resulted in five people being cited for disorderly conduct.  

Police said they were called to the restaurant shortly after 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, were told by a 20-year-old Grafton woman that she and a friend tried to order from the drive-through lane but no one was available to take their order.

When the woman finally spoke to employees, she said, they were rude. 

Police said that when the woman and her friend went into the restaurant to complain to the manager, a fight ensued between the woman and an employee, a 31-year-old Milwaukee woman.  

The Grafton woman’s friend jumped into the fray along with two other employees.

Disorderly conduct citations were issued to all people involved in the fight, police said.

In other incidents reported by police:  

•    Officers were patrolling the 600 block of East Green Bay Avenue at 7:45 p.m.  Thursday, Feb. 14, when they saw a vehicle swerve and nearly striking a curb. The driver was hitting the brakes and then accelerating, according to officers. 

The vehicle also failed to indicate a right turn, according to the report, and police said they saw a child climb around in the back seat.

While speaking with the driver, a 36-year-old Saukville woman, officers noted a strong odor of alcohol coming from her breath. The woman had slurred speech, glassy eyes and an overall slow response, they said.  

A police report states that the woman denied drinking and was willing to perform field sobriety tests, which she failed. A preliminary breath test indicated her blood-alcohol level was .209.  

Officers found an empty shot-size bottle of Bacardi rum in the driver’s compartment. The woman was arrested and transported to Aurora Medical Center in Grafton, then taken to the Ozaukee County jail.  

Police referred the case to the Ozaukee County district attorney with a request for charges of driving while intoxicated with a child under 16 in the vehicle. The woman was also issued municipal citations for violation of the child-safety restraint law and having an open intoxicant in a vehicle. 

•    Police were traveling on West Dekora Street at North Dekora Woods Boulevard at 6:56 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, when they saw that a vehicle in front of them had a defective taillight.

Officers stopped the vehicle and questioned the driver, a 22-year-old Town of Saukville man. The man admitted having marijuana and a pipe underneath the ashtray, police said.

The man was arrested and taken to the Ozaukee County jail. The marijuana weighed 2.9 grams.  

Police have asked the district attorney to charge the man with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. 



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