Police Incident Reports A Selection of Noteworthy Incident Reports
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Incident TypeIntoxicated/Impaired Driver
Incident Date05/03/2013 - 8:50 AM
AddressS. Stoughton Rd.
ArrestedBrockton J. Reeve, age 24, Oregon, WI
Mr. Reeve was cited for Operating While Impaired, Possession of Heroin, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
DetailsAn off-duty MPD officer feared someone was going to be hurt or killed Friday morning and decided he could not wait for an on-duty officer to arrive. He needed to act now.
The officer was on his way to MATC to make a presentation at the African American Youth Career and College Fair. It was about 8:45 a.m. He was driving north on S. Stoughton Rd. He looked ahead and could see the car in front of him swerving in and out of a traffic lane. The officer observed the driver almost go into a ditch before pulling hard right, nearly hitting other vehicles. Concerned drivers were blowing their horns, trying to get the suspect's attention. It wasn't working. He veered off course again nearly striking a cement median. The off-duty officer was on the phone with a 911 dispatcher, providing information to responding on-duty officers.
Before they could get there, the off-duty officer got a look inside the erratically driven car. The man behind the wheel was slumping over, and had a needle in his hand. "At that point in time, if I allowed him to continue driving, he was placing himself and others in imminent danger by operating his vehicle in a condition where he had just shot up suspect drugs," wrote the officer in his report.
The suspect stopped in traffic at the intersection with Highway 30, and the off-duty officer seized the opportunity. He approached the driver's side window, and knocked hard. The suspect appeared to be dozing, and the officer could see a needle "protruding from the jacket area of his right arm." He showed the driver his badge. He ordered him to turn the car off, drop the needle and get out.
The officer walked the man to the median. Uniformed officers were on the scene a short time later.
Released 05/07/2013 at 10:37 AM by PIO Joel DeSpain
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