Off-duty Milwaukee officer arrested on suspicion of drunken driving after hitting squad car

Ashley Luthern , Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Published 6:02 p.m. CT Sept. 19, 2016 | Updated 9:36 p.m. CT Sept. 19, 2016

 

An off-duty Milwaukee police officer was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving after she rear-ended a squad car over the weekend, authorities said Monday.

The squad car was stopped at a red light at N. 76th St. and W. Florist Ave. about 4:20 p.m. Saturday when it was hit by a car driven by a 48-year-old woman who is a 22-year department veteran, according to a statement from the Milwaukee Police Department

The woman was arrested and has been suspended from the department. One officer in the squad car, a 45-year-old man, was taken to a hospital for treatment of minor injuries, according to police. The off-duty officer was arrested on a tentative charge of operating while intoxicated, police said.

 

http://www.jsonline.com/story/news/crime/2016/09/19/off-duty-milwaukee-officer-arrested-suspicion-drunk-driving-after-hitting-squad-car/90714092/?platform=hootsuite

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