Washington Co., WI – Friday evening, March 20, 2020, one of the Washington County Sheriff deputies arrested a 39-year-old City of Milwaukee man for drunk driving on Interstate 41 near County Highway K. The driver’s blood alcohol level was .15.
The reason for the stop is he was traveling 118 miles per hour. He told the deputy he was trying to see how fast his car could go because he heard police suspended law enforcement due to COVID-19. He now knows, from first-hand experience, that is certainly not the case.
Many law enforcement agencies are taking extra precautions to keep first responders healthy. These “social distancing” practices go against every policing core value I have believed in during my career, but these polices are in place so we can respond when you need us most.
Words are not able to express how proud I am of all our staff at the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. I am humbled to wear the same badge they do. Their sense of community dedication during these uncertain times is inspirational. My assurance to you, as your sheriff, is Washington County law enforcement stands ready for you. We will continue to provide a sense of reassurance while protecting the safety of the community we all so sincerely love.
Sheriff Martin R. Schulteis