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Two Milwaukee Crashes Involve Alcohol and Young Children

Posted on Jul 19, 2011

A 30-year-old man was fighting with his 33-year-old female passenger while driving at highway speed in Milwaukee on Friday around 7:30 p.m. with 2-year-old twins in the back seat. The woman jerked the steering wheel in such a way that the car crashed into the median wall, as reported by the Chicago Tribune News.

After the crash, the couple kept on fighting outside the vehicle. The woman was arrested on tentative charges of recklessly endangering safety and battery domestic violence. The man was arrested for bail jumping and battery domestic violence. No injuries were reported.

On Monday night, according to Wauwatosa Now, a 25-year-old mother from Milwaukee was arrested by the Wauwatosa police for driving drunk with two children in the car and causing injury. The woman had been a passenger in the car that her boyfriend was driving. They got into an argument and the driver pulled the Chevrolet Monte Carlo over at 87th Street and Watertown Plank Road. The driver walked away, and moments later, his passenger slid behind the wheel and drove off with the two children, aged 7 and 4.

After a while she changed her mind and decided to look for her boyfriend. Not paying attention to the road, she crashed the Monte Carlo into a Pontiac Grand Prix in the 2600 block of Wauwatosa Avenue. According to the Wauwatosa police, she smelled of alcohol. Drunken driving with children younger than 16 in the car is a felony. Her blood-alcohol content was 0.12.

The driver of the Pontiac, a 20-year-old woman, was taken to Froedtert Hospital for treatment of facial injuries.