Milwaukee Police officer's vehicle struck by alleged drunk driver
A off duty Milwaukee Police Officer's vehicle was struck by Juan Pintor at Southbound I 43 at National Ave at 1:16 am.
Pintor admitted to alcohol consumption prior to the accident.
The, 49 year-old, officer had just left work before the accident.
Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office Squads were dispatched to the 2-car personal injury crash.
Upon arrival, Patrol Division deputies found one vehicle that had been struck stopped in lane number 1 with heavy front end damage.
The Milwaukee Police officer was alone in the vehicle at the time of the crash, having just left work. The officer was conveyed to an area hospital with serious, but not life-threatening, injuries to his ankle and chest.
The striking vehicle crashed in the distress lane.
Pintor, complained of pain to the head, neck and face, was also conveyed to an area hospital. He was observed by the deputy to have bloodshot eyes, and the strong odor of an alcoholic beverage. Pintor admitted to alcohol consumption prior to the crash, and as alcohol is suspected of contributing to this incident a blood draw was performed. A second passenger in the striking vehicle, a 23-year-old male, was not injured.
Pintor has been arrested for: Injury by Intoxicated of a Motor Vehicle/Cause Great Bodily Harm, Cause injury/Cause Great Bodily Harm with Prohibited Alcohol Concentration, Operating while Intoxicated-1st offense, a municipal violation; and Operating with a Prohibited Alcohol Concentration-1st Offense. If convicted he faces 25 years in prison.
The subject also had a Municipal Warrant with the West Allis Police Department for Resisting an Officer.