Sunday, September 18, 2011


Cops have a lot of discretion in carrying out their duties. Had they existed at the time, Mothers Against Drunk Driving would have called for my scalp because I let a number of drunk drivers go if I found they were on their way home and were only a couple of blocks or so from where they lived. Of course, on most of those occasions I made them lock up their cars and drove them home in my patrol car. Then I would give the keys to their wives or other responsible adults and tell them where they – not the drunk – could pick up the car.

A Wisconsin woman was pulled over, let go, pulled over again, and arrested
September 17, 2011

FOND DU LAC, Wis. — Police are defending a Fond du Lac officer who didn’t arrest a woman later found to be under the influence.

A woman was pulled over last week after police received calls about a vehicle that hit a curb, the Houston Chronicle reported. She drove away after the officer ticketed her for inattentive driving, but an hour later, a Calumet County sheriff’s deputy pulled her over again.

She was arrested after failing a sobriety test. Sources say her two children were riding in the car at the time.

The Fond du Lac officer did nothing wrong because there were no signs the driver was intoxicated, Police Captain Steven Klein said.

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