Police Incident Reports

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Incident Report for Case #2013-198609

Incident Type

Intoxicated/Impaired Driver

Incident Date

07/02/2013 - 7:15 PM

Address

2930 N. Sherman Avenue

Arrested

Jeffrey J. Garlow, 50-year-old male of Madison, WI
CHARGES: Operating While Under The Influence Of Alchol or Drugs - 8th Offense And Probation Violation/Hold

Details

Jeffrey J. Garlow had been drinking at Warner Park with friends on July 2nd, 2013, and while that activity in and of itself is not normally a problem, combining it with the operation of a motor vehicle can be dangerous at a minimum.  Garlow decided to leave Warner Park shortly after 7:15pm, and did so in his vehicle which had 4 flat tires!  Garlow was reported to be driving down N. Sherman Avenue around 10 mph, and was striking curbs along the way.  When officers finally stopped Garlow's vehicle, the rims were completely damaged, and the tires were deteriorated.  One officer noted the tires were "Hot to the touch." 

In any event, the officer attempted to obtain an explanation from Garlow as to why he would operate his vehicle on flat tires, especially after having consumed a significant amount of alcohol.  The officer based his suspicions on the strong odor of alcohol from within the vehicle.  Garlow redirected the question, and demanded to be taken to jail, when the officer attempted to get Garlow to do field sobriety testing.  This case did not result in anyone getting hurt, but the public is reminded to not mix alcohol consumption with the operation of a motor vehicle.  The impact can be sometimes fatal, and it definitely poses a safety concern for all. 

PO Howard Payne

Released 07/05/2013 at 2:52 PM by P.O. Howard Payne

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