Milwaukee County Sheriff's captain arrested for drunk driving

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by Chris Patterson

MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee County Sheriff Captain Catherine Trimboli, 41, was arrested for first offense OWI in Red Wing, Minnesota. The sheriff's office says the drunk driving arrest took place on August 17 at 2:30 a.m.

According to a release from the sheriff's office, Trimboli was driving without her tail lights on when she was pulled over. She allegedly showed her sheriff's office credentials and asked to be let go as a "professional courtesy". 

The sheriff's office says Trimboli's preliminary breath test showed she had a blood alcohol level of .14. 

First offense drunk driving in Minnesota carries a possible 90 days in jail. Trimboli is being placed on administrative duty.

Milwaukee County Sheriff Clarke says, "This behavior coming from a command officer runs contrary to our adamant message of dangers of impaired driving...this captain will be held accountable and dealt with in an appropriate fashion."

 

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