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Sober woman arrested for DWI after deputy rolls through stop sign
NewsChannel 3 WTKR ^ | May 2, 2014 | Holly Henry

Posted on 05/09/2014 11:22:45 AM PDT by bkopto

“It was a miracle I wasn’t paralyzed,” Tanya Weyker said about her February 2013 collision with a Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Deputy.

The deputy, caught on video, rolled through a stop sign and T-boned Weyker’s car. However Weyker, 25, was charged with drunk driving, according to a report from Fox6Now.com.

After the crash, Weyker said she told deputies she’d taken a few sips of a friend’s drink that night. When a deputy asked why her eyes looked red and glassy, Weyker said she told him he had been crying. According to the report, she also told him she had taken Vicodin after she had her Wisdom teeth removed the week before.

Weyker’s injuries were so severe, deputies could not perform a field sobriety test. She was arrested anyway, on five separate charges including drunk driving causing injury.

“They made me into this criminal,” she said. “I knew I was innocent this whole time.”

In the weeks after the crash, test results showed Weyker had no alcohol nor drugs in her system, Fox6Now.com reported.

She has since filed a complaint against the deputy who arrested her who, she claimed, made up his version of the story to protect himself

(Excerpt) Read more at wtkr.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: abuseofpower; barneyfife; donutwatch; wisconsin

1 posted on 05/09/2014 11:22:45 AM PDT by bkopto
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To: bkopto

One of the charges probably was: slowed down officer on donut call or perhaps he was responding to the scene where a dog was noticed nearby.


2 posted on 05/09/2014 11:25:30 AM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: Mouton
One of the charges probably was: slowed down officer on donut call or perhaps he was responding to the scene where a dog was noticed nearby.

That's only funny because there is some truth in it.

3 posted on 05/09/2014 11:27:02 AM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: bkopto

Traffic cops. The most dishonest of all.


4 posted on 05/09/2014 11:28:20 AM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: Mouton
I had an officer jump a red light when I had a left turn arrow come on for my lane, in the opposite direction of travel. He wasn't paying attention and when he saw movement he just hit the gas.

I had three witnesses who gave written depositions and two of them came to court to testify. The judge didn't care. He disregarded everyone's sworn word over the cop.

A few years later he did the same thing with a motorcycle to someone and became an organ donor.

5 posted on 05/09/2014 11:30:13 AM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: BigEdLB
Tanya Weyker:

Looks like a dangerous drunken criminal to me /sarc
6 posted on 05/09/2014 11:30:17 AM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: bkopto

A suit is all fine and dandy for the victim to be compensated for this, but aren’t we talking about criminal violations on the part of the LEO? Perjury, fraud, criminal negligence, inattentive driving / distracted driving, false imprisonment, or something?


7 posted on 05/09/2014 11:32:36 AM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: blackdog
Cops lie every day.

Best to stay away.

8 posted on 05/09/2014 11:32:43 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: bkopto

“Weyker said she told deputies she’d taken a few sips of a friend’s drink that night. ... “

If she had stayed quiet and said nothing, she might have become dead that night.


9 posted on 05/09/2014 11:38:23 AM PDT by George from New England (escaped CT in 2006, now living north of Tampa)
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To: andyk

The article reads as though there were multiple cops involved in this - the one that ran the red light and others who helped cover his butt. I hope her complaint covers all of them.


10 posted on 05/09/2014 11:38:31 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: bkopto

Not a surprise. She sadly needs to watch herself now- in the town I used to live in, a teenager was hit by a police car. The officer was found to have an open container of alcohol in his patrol car while on duty at the time of the accident. Due to that information being discovered, the local police harassed the teen until it became too much for him and the teen ended up commiting suicide.


11 posted on 05/09/2014 11:42:53 AM PDT by richmwill
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To: bkopto

When police departments start seriously punishing officers for this sort of thing, and when the officers stop covering for each others lies, that’s when I’ll start to trust cops again. Being caught in a lie like this should be a firing offence, period, along with anyone else who knew about it and did nothing. The police are not unlike an organized crime gang, except that they have the courts on their side.


12 posted on 05/09/2014 11:46:27 AM PDT by -YYZ- (Strong like bull, smart like tractor.)
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To: blackdog
A few years later he did the same thing with a motorcycle to someone and became an organ donor.

Sometimes, Kharma Sucks
13 posted on 05/09/2014 11:47:25 AM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: Charles Martel

Cops are just like other people, its a shame that the courts seem to think otherwise FAR to often.

IF we are going to be a surveillance nation one should remember the Roman saying

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

All Police cars should have to have Front and Back cams 24/7 and All Police should have body cams on duty. IF the camera data is NOT available the presumption should be that it was erased to cover for police error or malfeasance.

for as Blackstone said
“It is better that ten guilty persons escape than that one innocent suffer”


14 posted on 05/09/2014 11:47:45 AM PDT by Bidimus1
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To: blackdog

Seems to me recall petitions need to be gathered against the judge in your case, citing the timely death of the cop.


16 posted on 05/09/2014 11:51:18 AM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: bkopto

NEVER TALK TO COPS!!! Know the law. License, registration, and insurance. Aside from that you don’t say a word.


17 posted on 05/09/2014 12:01:32 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: George from New England
If she had stayed quiet and said nothing, she might have become dead that night.

Just damn, that's a chilling, real-world statement if I ever heard one.

18 posted on 05/09/2014 12:08:46 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: BigEdLB

indeed... and he didn’t simply roll through the stop sign... in order to cause that much damage, he drove through it...


19 posted on 05/09/2014 12:11:49 PM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: Charles Martel

“The article reads as though there were multiple cops involved in this - the one that ran the red light and others who helped cover his butt. I hope her complaint covers all of them.”

If you read the entire article, it says that she’s suing the arresting officer for a civil rights violation where the $250k payout cap doesn’t apply. She will get money, probably lots of it and it will come from the taxpayers. Personally, I think that that’s o.k. because they voted for the sheriff who condoned this coverup. I just wished that one of these cases would get such a large award that the government entity having to make the payout has to file bankruptcy.


20 posted on 05/09/2014 12:16:34 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: bkopto

No one, not even the original article, has commented on the most important aspect of this incident; Did the cop get home safely?

Nothing else matters.

NOTHING.


21 posted on 05/09/2014 12:25:39 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Want to keep your doctor? Remove your Democrat Senator.)
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To: andyk

Criminal charges?

Heck no! The LEO was just protecting himself and his own from a lawsuit. He will be commended for protecting his overlords.


22 posted on 05/09/2014 12:29:07 PM PDT by DariusBane (Liberty and Risk. Flip sides of the same coin. So how much risk will YOU accept? Vive Deco et Vives)
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To: -YYZ-

Courts = failed tort attorney in a cheap polyester robe.


23 posted on 05/09/2014 12:30:56 PM PDT by DariusBane (Liberty and Risk. Flip sides of the same coin. So how much risk will YOU accept? Vive Deco et Vives)
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To: Paladin2

If she had been a 93 year old black woman in Hearne, Texas, you will be shot.

The cop that killed her killed two people in two years. Most cops never draw their weapons.


24 posted on 05/09/2014 12:45:39 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: bkopto

Totally disgusting!


25 posted on 05/09/2014 12:50:31 PM PDT by greyfoxx39 (What Mormons say: "We're Christian!" What they mean: "We're the only REAL Christians!")
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To: VerySadAmerican
Truly best to stay away.

The County needs more Constitutional Sheriffs.

26 posted on 05/09/2014 12:52:53 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: VerySadAmerican
Truly best to stay away.

The County needs more Constitutional Sheriffs.

Constitutional Sheriff

27 posted on 05/09/2014 12:56:40 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Balding_Eagle

“No one, not even the original article, has commented on the most important aspect of this incident; Did the cop get home safely?

Nothing else matters.

NOTHING.”
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Yes, of course the cop getting home safely is THE most important aspect. But of secondary importance is “DID HE GET A FREE PAID VACATION?”. And the answer to that is yes, as a quick google search shows:

http://fox6now.com/2014/05/01/sober-driver-arrested-for-owi-when-deputy-crashes-into-her/

Extract:

“...Deputy Quiles has not worked in more than a year since the crash. He has exhausted his injury pay and has now filed for permanent duty disability for injuries he suffered in the crash he caused. His application is still pending before the County’s Employee Retirement System.

All of this is happening, despite the fact that reports written at the time of the crash indicate Deputy Quiles suffered only minor injuries and was “treated and released” at Froedtert Hospital....”

Oh, the benefits of our dear government overlords and enforcers!


28 posted on 05/09/2014 12:59:46 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: andyk

Yes.

The lying sack of crap belongs in jail.


29 posted on 05/09/2014 1:05:02 PM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.)
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To: bkopto

She just better thank her lucky stars she did not have her dog in the car with her...


30 posted on 05/09/2014 1:07:28 PM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.)
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To: Organic Panic
NEVER TALK TO COPS!!! Know the law. License, registration, and insurance. Aside from that you don’t say a word.

That's all well and good, but what do you say when questioned?

Do you just keep repeating, "Am I free to go?", "Am I being detained?" to the point of irritating our public servant LEO?

What should be the responses when asked questions during a traffic stop or during a DUI checkpoint/roadblock?

31 posted on 05/09/2014 1:19:25 PM PDT by Prov1322 (Enjoy my wife's incredible artwork at www.watercolorARTwork.com! (This space no longer for rent))
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To: blackdog

I saw one in CA turn his lights on just so he didn’t have to wait at a traffic light.
A block later, lights went off and he continued at posted speed.


32 posted on 05/09/2014 1:24:30 PM PDT by Zathras
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To: -YYZ-

They won’t. Good cops are too hard to find in today’s applicant pool. I’ve always said that cops and bad guys have an almost identical psychological make up. That’s how the really good ones catch the bad guys. But even after all the psych exams and testing we (the hiring public) get stuck with the biggest bozos, ego tripping narcissist, who can’t get out each other’s way fast enough to see who can do the dumbest stuff...


33 posted on 05/09/2014 1:28:12 PM PDT by shotgun
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To: Prov1322
What should be the responses when asked questions during a traffic stop or during a DUI checkpoint/roadblock?

I personally think those questions should be repeated to the point of irritation. Other good ones are "I'm not doing you any favors" and "what was the probable cause or reasonable suspicion behind the stop". "Am I free to go" sounds more reasonable in comparison ;)
34 posted on 05/09/2014 3:09:00 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Prov1322

You are not required to answer anything. It is none of LEO’s business where I was, where I am going or anything else. 5th amendmemt is there for a reason.


35 posted on 05/09/2014 5:27:56 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: bkopto

“After the crash, Weyker said she told deputies she’d taken a few sips of a friend’s drink that night.”

WHAT AN IDIOT. NEVER tell the pigs that you had a sip, or a drink, or two. It sets them into MADD Mode and you WILL LOSE.

Hopefully she learns her lesson here.


36 posted on 05/09/2014 5:47:24 PM PDT by BobL
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To: bkopto
Officer Quiles is an Affirmative Action appointee, a Triple A.

I.E., as an Hispanic, he was more than likely given a special "minority" police exam, or automatically given points to pass. He is also a slob, looks physically unfit, and to my jaundiced eye, looks like a drinker. It is he who should have been "field-tested" for sobriety.

Some bad news for you all. Many Mexicans and Central Americans are genetically closer to Amerindians than to Europeans, and are thus may well be unable to process alcohol. Translation: bad drunks.

This is going to cost the county big time.

37 posted on 05/10/2014 12:01:19 PM PDT by Kenny Bunk (Take congress in 2014. Have a Constitutional Convention of the States. Save the Republic.)
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