Late-night drive-through trip leads to man’s arrest

Grafton resident taken to jail after causing damage in lane outside Saukville McDonald’s
By 
JOE POIRIER
Ozaukee Press Staff

While grabbing an early-morning breakfast after a night of drinking, a Grafton man was arrested for causing damage at the Saukville McDonald’s last week.

Police were called to the restaurant on East Green Bay Avenue at 2:08 a.m. Thursday, March 22, for a report of a hit-and-run accident in the drive-through lane.  

According to a police report, when officers arrived, they discovered that the suspect had already left. After speaking to employees, officers learned that the suspect, a 31-year-old Grafton resident, had driven through the lane, went over a curb and knocked over a metal Big-Mac sign.

He then backed up and struck the drive-through clearance pole, causing damage. The driver then proceeded to order food and drove around to pick it up.  

The man left the scene after employees told him they would call the police. They gave officers a description of the man along with the license plate of his vehicle.  

Police went to the man’s house in Grafton where they located the vehicle with damage from the incident. 

The man told the officers that he just arrived home after being at a pub in Milwaukee that evening. He admitted to drinking alcohol while at the pub but was adamant that he didn’t have anything to drink since returning home, the report stated.  

The man agreed to perform standardized field sobriety tests, which he failed. He also performed a preliminary breath test, which read .127.  

The man was arrested and taken to the Ozaukee County jail.

He was cited for operating while intoxicated-first offense, operating with a prohibited alcohol concentration-first offense and hit-and-run with property damage adjacent to highway.

In other incidents reported by police:

Officers were called to Walmart for a report of retail theft after the suspects left the store at 5:45 p.m. on March 7.

Port Washington police subsequently stopped the suspects’ vehicle and identified five female passengers from Milwaukee ranging in age from 17 to 25. 

According to the report, the women were not cooperative and a 24-year-old suspect had an active warrant for the theft of $1,936 through the West Allis Police Department.

She was taken to the Ozaukee County jail after being unable to pay the bond.

A 25-year-old woman was taken to the Ozaukee County jail for possession of nine Tramadol pills without a prescription

A total of $356.59 of merchandise was reported stolen from the Walmart, the report stated.

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