Politics & Government
9:26 am
Thu January 2, 2014

Milwaukee County Sheriff Deputies Nab 13 in Holiday Drunk Driving Crackdown

Five drunken drivers were involved in crashes. One struck a squad car that was stopped at a crash scene.
Five drunken drivers were involved in crashes. One struck a squad car that was stopped at a crash scene.
Credit Milwaukee County Sherriff's Office

The Milwaukee County Sheriff's Department arrested 13 people for driving while intoxicated over the New Year's holiday.

Five drunken drivers were involved in vehicle crashes on Milwaukee County freeways over the New Year holiday. Deputies made 110 traffic stops as part of the New Year's Eve initiative to keep dangerous drivers off the road.  The sheriff's department reports there were eight crashes with injuries during the period from Tuesday, December 31 at 2 p.m. to Wednesday, New Year's Day at 12 noon.  Of the 13 people arrested for driving under the influence, nine were first time offenders and three were nabbed for a second offense.