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Wauwatosa police: Alleged drunken driver didn't realize he was missing a wheel

March 18, 2013

Officers thought something was amiss when the 23-year-old Brookfield man they pulled over was slurring his speech, had bloodshot eyes and didn't know that he was driving on three wheels.

According to the Wauwatosa police report:

He was spotted driving 10-15 mph at the intersection of West Center Street and Menomonee River Parkway at 1:10 a.m. March 7.

He admitted to having two beers shortly before failing all sobriety tests and blowing a 0.28 on his .BAC test.

After officers brought him to the station and interviewed him, his story didn't change. He said he only had two beers in Milwaukee and told officers the route he took. He still didn't know what happened to his tire.

The whereabouts of the runaway tire are unknown, as officers traced his route and found no rogue tires or signs of an accident.

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