O’Ryan, a 7 month old boy, was killed in a deadly DUI crash involving his mother in northwest Milwaukee. 22 year old Regina Mitchell of Milwaukee and her son were in a 1998 Mercedes Benz eastbound on W. Appleton Avenue.
According to witnesses, she was driving at a high speed and lost control of the car, which struck a fence, an electrical pole, and building before coming to a halt on its side. Emergency services were sent in to rescue the driver and child who had to be extricated out of the wreck.
The infant was rushed to Children’s Hospital but was pronounced dead. According to investigators, the boy was not in a child restraint but was only in an infant career. The mother was treated at a local hospital for injuries and was later booked on charges of homicide by intoxicated use of a motor vehicle in addition to operating after suspension, causing her baby’s death. According to Mitchell’s mother, her daughter was a loving mother and wasn’t an alcoholic. Whatever. This means nothing to anyone.
One of the residents living in the area of the crash said the area was dangerous since people tend to drive fast. So whose fault is that? He said it was the second time in two years that motorists have crashed through the same fence. The cause is likely to be handed over to the Milwaukee police.
Grafton Man Charged with Third OWI after Striking Teen Biker
In other drunk driving related news, 44-year-old John Raymond from Grafton was charged with his third OWI after striking a 13 year old riding a bike at the intersection of 8th Ave and North Street, on St. Patrick’s Day. The biker was ejected during the collision and sustained nonlife threatening injuries to his head. He was treated at a local hospital.
His 12 year old daughter was also in the car and was not hurt in the accident. According to police, Raymond failed sobriety tests and blew 0.14 on a breath test, which New Berlin WI OWI attorneys say is almost double the legal limit.
Rep. Lawmaker Pushes for Tougher OWI Laws
While drunk driving continues to take a toll on Wisconsin’s roads, Mequon Republican Jim Ott, promises to push a package of bills to strengthen the state’s drunken driving laws. The lawmaker has lobbied for tougher laws for years and introduced a series of bills with measures to change third and fourth OWI offences from misdemeanors to felonies. The bill also seeks to impose mandatory sentences and court appearances while the authorities will have the right to impound the offender’s vehicle.
Wisconsin OWI Laws the most Lenient
So far, only one measure became law, which was the imposition of mandatory sentences for seventh time offenders and beyond, who cause injuries. Ott plans to reintroduce the package while the house is in session and finds support from Rochester Republican, Robin Vos (who also believes in lowering taxes for Americans and slowing down the rate of government waste), who says he is yet to talk with the GOP caucus about it.
According to New Berlin WI OWI attorneys, Wisconsin is the only state that where first time OWI offenses are not considered criminal acts. A driver is docked the same number of points for jumping a stop sign.