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Eau Claire man arrested for driving drunk, admits to drinking two bottles of vodka

Deputies with the Racine County Sheriff’s Department arrested an Eau Claire man at 11 a.m. Sunday on Interstate 41 for suspicion of driving drunk with the children and his wife in the car. Max Hagen, 35, is facing: Two counts reckless of endangering safetySix counts felony bail jumpingTwo counts operating under the influence with passengers […]

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Milwaukee man arrested for 5th drunk driving incident

YORKVILLE – A Milwaukee man was arrested here early Wednesday on a 5th offense of drunk driving, the Racine County Sheriff’s Office reported. According to a news release, a sheriff’s deputy found a vehicle parked on the shoulder of South Sylvania Avenue near Grandview Parkway with its headlights on and engine running shortly after midnight on Wednesday. […]

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Pleasant Prairie woman faces OWI in Yorkville crash

Here’s what the Racine County Sheriff’s office is reporting: (Image Via Shutterstock) YORKVILLE ⏤ A Pleasant Prairie woman faces her first operating while intoxicated charge following a crash on I-94 early Sunday. Rashae Ashanti Martin, 18, faces a slew of traffic violations in the crash. Those charges include: deviation from designated lane; operator violate red […]

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After striking 3 parked cars, woman arrested for drunk driving, DA says

RACINE – An early morning traffic accident damaged three parked cars and resulted in a drunk driving charge for a Racine woman on Tuesday. Lyneece R. Daniels-Branch, 24, was charged by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office with drunk driving-2nd offense, resisting an officer, and disorderly conduct.  According to the criminal complaint, Racine Police responded […]

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Woman charged with drunk driving in Rochester

ROCHESTER, WI – A Salem woman was charged with drunk driving (3rd offense) and possession of drugs with her two-year-old child in the car. Kristin Connelly, 19, was charged by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office with second-degree recklessly endangering safety, possession of THC, possession of amphetamines, possession of drug paraphernalia, and several traffic citations, […]

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Sheriff: Woman crashes car into barn, arrested for drunk driving

TOWN OF BURLINGTON – After crashing into a barn, a 60-year-old Kenosha County woman was arrested for suspicion of drunk driving and given several traffic citations. When the deputies arrived on the scene, they noticed Albrecht seemed under the influence of alcohol. They conducted a field sobriety test. Failing the test, the deputy arrested her […]

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Unconscious driver charged with operating vehicle while intoxicated, possession

MOUNT PLEASANT, WI – A 32-year-old man faces misdemeanor charges after he was discovered passed out in his vehicle in the opposite lane of traffic. Kyle Nicolazzi, of Mount Pleasant, was charged by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office Monday with possessing a controlled substance and operating a vehicle while intoxicated (2nd offense). He has three previous […]

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Traffic stop brings drunk driving charges against Manitowoc man with 6 previous convictions

A 50-year-old Manitowoc man faces his seventh drunken driving offense after his arrest Sept. 29 in the village of Rochester. The felony charge filed Monday in Racine County Circuit Court against Scott C. Smits carries a fine of $25,000 and 12 years, six months in prison. Court records indicate that Smits has three previous DUI […]