Witnesses to woman drinking help lead to her arrest for OWI

Sheboygan resident seen consuming alcohol in store lot before being stopped on I-43

A 24-year-old Sheboygan woman was arrested by Saukville police in the early morning hours of Friday, July 7, after witnesses say they saw her drinking alcohol in the parking lot of Kwik Trip before throwing the empty container away, according to a Saukville Police Department report.

Police located the woman’s vehicle as it merged onto northbound I-43 and saw it twice deviate from its lane. Police initiated a traffic stop. 

The woman denied drinking alcohol in the parking lot and said it was coffee. She admitted to having three drinks earlier in the evening at a bar in Milwaukee. Officers said the woman had glassy eyes and a strong odor of alcohol on her breath.

She agreed to perform standardized field sobriety tests, which she failed. A preliminary breath test had a reading of 0.14, exceeding the state limit of 0.08.  

The woman was arrested and taken to the Ozaukee County jail. She was cited for first offense operating while intoxicated.            In other incidents reported by police:

At about 6:40 p.m. on July 3, Saukville police stopped a car traveling east on East Dekora Street at North Park Street being driven by a 34-year-old Saukville woman who did not have a valid driver’s license. She was arrested and transported to the Ozaukee County Jail. Charges for fifth offense operating without a valid license are being sought.

At about 10:30 a.m. on July 7, police were assisting with a fire call on the 400 block of Chiswell Street when they observed three subjects sitting outside arguing heatedly. 

Police heard a 57-year-old woman raising her voice, swear and walk toward a 50 year-old woman with her arm in the air.  After police intervened, the older woman told police she was out of her medications that she normally takes.  Police cited her for disorderly conduct.

On the evening of July 8, police were dispatched to Walmart for a report of a retail theft in which the store’s loss prevention personnel confronted a woman. The woman refused to pay for the goods she had and left the scene. Mequon Police officers stopped the woman’s vehicle on I-43 a few minutes later.

Saukville Police soon arrived to the traffic stop and identified the suspect as a 27 year-old Milwaukee woman. While speaking with the woman, police observed in plain view inside the car the stolen items that were reported by loss prevention.  They were valued at $570.  The woman was arrested and taken to the Ozaukee County jail. Charges for retail theft are being requested. 

At about 1:42 a.m. on July 10, police went to the Railroad Station Bar after being advised a woman there had multiple warrants from the Ozaukee County Sheriffs Department, Washington County Sheriffs Department and the Wisconsin Department of Corrections.

Police arrived at the bar and saw the suspect standing near the front door bare foot and wearing a bikini top. Police made contact with the 24-year-old Waukesha woman who initially tried walking away. She later identified herself, was arrested and taken to the Ozaukee County jail.



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