15 Arrested for DUI in Milwaukee New Year's Weekend

15 motorists were arrested for DUI in Milwaukee County during New Year's weekend. The Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office increased patrols from December 31 through January 3. The New Year’s Eve initiative focused on keeping the public safe from those who engage in the dangerous behavior of driving under the influence (DUI).

One repeat offender, Gregory Pope, age 56, of Milwaukee, was arrested for DUI-3rd. The first-time offenders taken into custody were Khamphou Vorachack, age 60, of Waukesha, Elizabeth Mindham, age 18, of Sun Prairie, Erica Billingsley, age 23, of Jackson, Denzel Woods, age 23, of South Beloit, IL, and Milwaukee residents Joyce Scott, age 44, Mariah Carter, age 22, Donald Dorschner, age 68, Marvin Coleman, age 32, Jordan Johnson,      age 19, Kalvin Wilson, age 26, Raquel Bautista, age 24, Isaiah Armon, age 23, Marlene Rivera, age 32, and Nicholas Corley, age 22.

47 drivers were also cited for excessive speed and 19 for unlicensed, revoked or suspended licenses. No fatal crashes occurred on Milwaukee County Highways.

Eight of the 15 drunken drivers were arrested on new year's. The first drunken driver was arrested at 1:09 AM Friday and the last DUI arrest occurred at 7:17 AM on Friday when a deputy observed subject driving in the wrong lane of traffic on City of Milwaukee streets.

The highest blood alcohol level reported was 0.19.

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