Skip to comments.Sober woman arrested for DWI after deputy rolls through stop sign
Posted on 05/09/2014 11:22:45 AM PDT by bkopto
It was a miracle I wasnt paralyzed, Tanya Weyker said about her February 2013 collision with a Milwaukee County Sheriffs Deputy.
The deputy, caught on video, rolled through a stop sign and T-boned Weykers car. However Weyker, 25, was charged with drunk driving, according to a report from Fox6Now.com.
After the crash, Weyker said she told deputies shed taken a few sips of a friends 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.
Weykers 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
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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.
Traffic cops. The most dishonest of all.
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.
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?
Best to stay away.
“Weyker said she told deputies shed taken a few sips of a friends drink that night. ... “
If she had stayed quiet and said nothing, she might have become dead that night.
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.
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.
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.
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”
Seems to me recall petitions need to be gathered against the judge in your case, citing the timely death of the cop.
NEVER TALK TO COPS!!! Know the law. License, registration, and insurance. Aside from that you don’t say a word.
Just damn, that's a chilling, real-world statement if I ever heard one.
indeed... and he didn’t simply roll through the stop sign... in order to cause that much damage, he drove through it...
“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.