MILWAUKEE – At the beginning of 2013, Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke ordered an aggressive weekend DUI initiative to keep drunk drivers off the roads in Milwaukee County.
Police arrested 17 drivers during this weekend’s initiative who were driving under the influence of alcohol. Names of Milwaukee residents arrested for DUI for the first time are listed below:
Kirsten Reichard, 19, was charged with DUI for the first time. Other than that, she was also charged with recklessly endangering safety and running away from a deputy. On Saturday, a deputy tried to stop Kirsten Reichard as she was deviating lanes on I-43 southbound at Burleigh Road. She struck the median wall on three occasions and was continuously ignoring the siren and emergency lights of the squad. After a 4 mile pursuit, the deputies succeeded in stopping her in a construction zone at I-43 and Chase Avenue. The deputies asked her to get out of the car but she didn’t respond to the orders, after which the deputies removed her from the car and handcuffed her. She was under the influence of THC.
From the 17 drivers arrested,3 were repeat offenders.
Raymond Schaefer, 48, was arrested for the 4th time. A car was seen by a deputy, deviating lanes on I-43 southbound at Howard Avenue on 23rd of March. Raymond Schaefer was driving the car; he was pulled over at Howell and Howard avenues. His BAC level was recorded at .15 percent. Before his 4th arrest, he was convicted for DUI three times in 2004. He faces up to 1 year in jail if convicted.
Keaton Wigdal, 27, was arrested for his third DUI offense.
David Schwenn, 37, was arrested for a DUI offense for the second time.