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Waukesha Sheriff's Detective Arrested for OWI in Sparta [UPDATED]

According to a report from WISN 12 News, with the detective were two Menomonee Falls officers and one Waukesha police officer.

Updated at 6 p.m. Tuesday: The Waukesha County detective being investigated for drunken driving was operating a county-owned vehicle, according to a Waukesha County Sheriff's Department news release.

The internal investigation remains ongoing.

Original: A Waukesha County Sheriff’s Detective was arrested in Sparta early Sunday morning for operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

Patch's partners at WISN 12 News reported that the detective, Bradley Anderson, was joined in the car by two Menomonee Falls officers and one Waukesha police officer. They were stopped at 2:30 a.m.

A press release from the department indicated that Anderson — a 23-year veteran — was off-duty at the time of the arrest. While the department conducts an internal investigation, the detective has been placed on administrative duty.

WISN reported that the Menomonee Falls department also is doing an internal investigation.

Michael McClusky May 21, 2013 at 04:11 PM
Well, if they intend to lower the acceptable alcohol rate from .08 to .05 while operating a motor vehicle for us, then shouldn't police officers be required to be at 0.0 at all times? I mean, I would hate to be pulled over by a drunken police officer.
Steve ® May 21, 2013 at 04:22 PM
What was his BAC? A truck driver with a CDL would have serious state mandated penalties, let's hope the same applies to the law enforcers.
Chris B May 22, 2013 at 12:20 AM
Makes me wonder: What was a Waukesha County Sheriff doing at 230am in Sparta, Wisconsin driving a county- owned vehicle while drunk?
DICK STEINBERG May 22, 2013 at 12:29 AM
now is the time for the Waukesha County DA to take a stand
Jason May 22, 2013 at 03:25 AM
The DA will have nothing to do with this. It's a ticket!!!!!
Jason May 22, 2013 at 03:26 AM
You really think cops drive around in squad cars drunk??? Come on man
Atron May 22, 2013 at 03:31 AM
There are alot of questions that Dan needs to answer. If you're off duty, why would one be driving a squad up in Sparta? If you're in a private car, that would be another matter, but in an official county vehicle, certainly gives the color of being "on duty". Had they be in an accident w/squad, you can bet that workman's comp claims would be filed as they are "working". This whole thing isn't a pretty picture, but at the end of the day, I predict a slap on the wrist, couple of "vacation days" and a note in a file. And so it goes.
Atron May 22, 2013 at 03:32 AM
Why, this didn't happen here. Its not Brad's business what happened in Sparta.
Michael McClusky May 22, 2013 at 03:37 AM
Well, if they are not accountable, then why should society be accountable? Could law enforcement actually be a reflection of the society that it patrols? If they go partying down the road at 2 AM, then what right do they have to stop us? Who gives the breathalizer test to who?
Steve ® May 22, 2013 at 05:09 AM
They were at FT McCoy for training went out that night. Drank. Drove and were busted. Why is the low informed local media still hiding his BAC?
Mr. T May 22, 2013 at 04:36 PM
Jason if you honestly believe cops never drive squad cars drunk you are sadly mistaken.. the PD just does a good job of keeping those things quiet
gg May 27, 2013 at 05:11 PM
Oh GEE will the Waukesha DAs bring charges! Oh they get a pass, they're "good guys", LOLOLOL. Be it another citizen, these crackpots would be all over them.
gg May 27, 2013 at 05:12 PM
HAHA, these "self-righteous" DAs. What a joke.

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