A 58-year-old Brookfield man apparently was so sure he was fine to drive that he got behind the wheel despite a warning from cops and the fact that a designated driver was on her way to pick him up.
According to the Wauwatosa police report:
Staff at Mo's Irish Pub refused to continue serving the man and his friend after they became highly intoxicated and disruptive. As they got into a vehicle at 2:37 a.m. Saturday, bar employees called police.
Officers arrived before he had pulled out of the parking lot. To convince him he was too drunk to drive, he was given a breath test. His blood-alcohol content was 0.21.
The man called his wife, who said she'd be at the restaurant to pick him up in 10 minutes. Then he thanked police for the help and officers left.
Two minutes later they saw the man's vehicle speed out of the Mo's parking lot. Officers caught up to him at 112th Street and Potter Road, where he was arrested for drunken driving.
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