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  • Former MSOE dean sentenced to year in jail for drunk driving

    04/03/2014 3:19:39 PM PDT · by Brown Deer · 7 replies
    Today's TMJ4 ^ | March 3, 2014 | Jonah Kaplan
    MILWAUKEE - Patrick Coffey vowed to teach by example, and the judge agreed. The former Dean of Students at the Milwaukee School of Engineering, Coffey will spend the next year in jail and four years on probation. Deputies arrested Coffey in August for drunk driving; DOT video captured Coffey driving on the wrong side of I-43 for more than 14 miles. Coffey, 70, was arrested for his 3rd OWI, and plead guilty to 2nd-Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety.
  • Drunken driving deaths dip with recession — but will it last? [WI]

    08/25/2013 10:16:12 AM PDT · by RicocheT · 4 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | August 24, 2013 | Rick Romell
    Among the few blessings of the worst recession in seven decades, you might count these: A sharp drop in drunken driving deaths in hard-drinking Wisconsin, and a pronounced downturn in arrests for driving under the influence. After basically rising from the mid-1990s through 2007, fatalities in traffic crashes where at least one driver was drunk plunged by a remarkable 35% in 2008. It wasn't a statistical blip. The annual death counts since then have remained at the new, much-lower levels. Had the pre-recession trend line continued, hundreds more Wisconsin residents arguably would have died in drunken driving crashes over the...
  • Sheriff: Intoxicated Woman Crashes SUV With 11 Kids Inside

    06/06/2011 11:28:31 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 25 replies ^ | June 5, 2011
    The Milwaukee County Sheriff's Department said an intoxicated Milwaukee woman was arrested Saturday after she crashed her vehicle with 11 children inside. The crash happened just after 2:00 p.m. on I-94 northbound near 10th Street. The Dodge Durango hit the barrier wall and landed on its roof. Authorities said there were 11 children, between the ages of 2 and 17, inside the vehicle at the time of the crash. The 32-year-old driver is the mother of seven of those children. Five of the kids were transported to Children's Hospital. Their condition has not been made public. The six children who...
  • Former judge pleads guilty to third OWI

    06/10/2009 9:43:55 AM PDT · by newgeezer · 3 replies · 393+ views
    The Quad-City Times ^ | Tuesday, June 9, 2009 9:40 pm | Ann McGlynn
    A former Muscatine County judge has pleaded guilty to his third drunken driving charge. James Weaver, 55, of Blue Grass, Iowa, is set to be sentenced Aug. 6, court documents indicate. Iris Frost, the case’s special prosecutor, will ask for incarceration, a letter in Weaver’s file indicates. Weaver’s attorney, John Wunder, could not be reached for comment. Weaver was arrested in March. He had a blood-alcohol-content level more than two times the legal limit for driving in Iowa, court documents say. Weaver had two prior drunken-driving convictions from 2002 and 2004. He received a disability retirement as a judge based...
  • The Information War in the Pacific, 1945(Hmm is this True?)

    08/18/2007 9:27:41 PM PDT · by ventanax5 · 49 replies · 1,769+ views
    "Read this carefully as it may save your life or the life of a relative or friend. In the next few days, some or all of the cities named on the reverse side will be destroyed by American bombs. These cities contain military installations and workshops or factories which produce military goods. We are determined to destroy all of the tools of the military clique which they are using to prolong this useless war. But, unfortunately, bombs have no eyes. So, in accordance with America's humanitarian policies, the American Air Force, which does not wish to injure innocent people, now...
  • Man invents steering wheel sensor to test skin for alcohol consumption

    05/29/2005 9:34:25 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 11 replies · 476+ views ^ | 05/29/2005 | Associated Press
    Sunday May 29, 2005 Man invents steering wheel sensor to test skin for alcohol consumption FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) A Florida man's new patent could keep drunk drivers stuck in park. 54-year-old inventor Dennis Bellehumeur's 600-dollar skin sensor can be installed in a steering wheel or gloves to determine alcohol consumption. Bellehumeur's son suffered brain damage as a teenager when he crashed into a utility pole while driving drunk. Bellehumeur wants the sensor to become a standard feature on new vehicles. But a research psychologist for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says automakers may find it too costly.
  • Ethics Board Reaches Decision on (Wisconsin) AG's Use of State Car

    03/24/2004 10:45:31 AM PST · by Chummy · 9 replies · 225+ views
    WBAY TV2 Action News -- Green Bay, Wisconsin ^ | March 24, 2004 | WBAY TV2 Action News
    Action 2 News learned late Wednesday morning that the state Ethics Board has now reached a decision as it looked into the Attorney General Peg Lautenschlager's use of a state-owned car without reimbursing the state. However, the Ethics Board isn't ready to make that decision public, and board members won't say if they shared that decision with Lautenschlager yet. The board met openly for about 15 minutes in the morning before going behind closed doors. Records show the attorney general put 20,000 miles on the state-owned car, which she used for commuting between her home in Fond du Lac and...
  • Wisconsin AG apologizes for Drunken Driving Arrest, Pleads Guilty

    02/26/2004 10:30:52 AM PST · by Chummy · 47 replies · 309+ views
    The Janesville Gazette ^ | February 26, 2004 | Jenny Price (AP)
    AG apologizes for drunken driving arrest, pleads guilty (Published Thursday, February 26, 2004 09:15:27 AM CST; updated Thursday, February 26, 2004 11:56:25 AM CST) By Jenny Price/Associated Press MADISON, Wis. -- Attorney General Peg Lautenschlager apologized to Wisconsin citizens Thursday for her drunken driving arrest, pledging to learn from her mistake. Lautenschlager, the state's top law enforcement official, read a statement to reporters and television cameras in the Department of Justice building near the Capitol. She said she cannot take back what happened Monday night, but she will learn from it. "The challenge of life is learning from one's mistakes,"...