Search for safe ride home turns sour

April 10, 2009

A 47-year-old West Allis man with seven drunken-driving arrests on his record was arrested again Tuesday. This time he was drunk, but he was looking for a designated driver, according to a Wauwatosa police report.

Also according to the report:

An officer saw the man walking in the street at Glenview Avenue and Blue Mound Road just after midnight. The man was approaching vehicles and asking for a ride with his thumb hitched. When he saw the officer, he quickly returned to the roadside.

The man smelled of alcohol and had a cut on his forehead. He said he was cold and looking for a ride home.

He was arrested for disorderly conduct and violating his probation by drinking alcohol.

He resisted arrest and refused to cooperate with officers' questions. During booking at the Milwaukee County Justice Facility, he mentioned killing the officers.

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