Operation Drive Sober results in 13 arrests

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by Jesse Tovar

MILWAUKEE -- In the beginning of 2013, Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. ordered an aggressive weekend Driving Under the Influence (DUI) initiative to rid the Milwaukee County freeway system of drunken drivers.

This weekend's initiative from Friday at 4:00 p.m. through Sunday at 6:00 a.m. resulted in the arrest of 13 drunken drivers. The average PAC of these drivers was .14.

The first weekend arrest involved an injury to a deputy, at about 4:00 p.m. in the North Point parking lot at the lakefront. An officer stationed at the mobile command post in the lot attempted to stop a vehicle, but the operator did not stop, causing the deputy to push off the car with her arm to avoid being struck. Deputies approached the driver when he pulled into a parking space.

Malcolm Kyles, a 53-year-old Milwaukee man, was argumentative and deputies noted signs of intoxication. Kyles' PBT was .26, more than three times the legal limit. Kyles was taken into custody for DUI-2nd offense, Resisting/Obstructing-causing soft tissue damage to an officer, and Operating After Revocation.

Other repeat offenders this weekend were Marquisa Melton, age 31, Douglas Kelly, age 56, both of Milwaukee.

In addition there were 10 other first-time offenders, from all different parts of Milwaukee area including Greendale, West Allis, and Oak Creek.

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