A Wisconsin woman says she has spent more than a year fighting drunk driving charges and trying to get her medical bills paid after a sheriff’s deputy crashed into her car and then arrested her.
Milwaukee County Deputy Sheriff Joseph Quiles was working a night shift when his patrol car t-boned a Toyota Camry as it passed by him the night of Wednesday, February 20, 2013.
The driver of that car, Tanya Weyker, suffered a broken neck in the collision; she was injured so severely she could not blow into a breathalyzer according to our sister station WITI-TV. Weyker was arrested for alleged OWI, but results of a blood test taken at the hospital showed Weyker had no alcohol or drugs in her system at the time of the crash. The district attorney eventually declined to file charges.
Weyker has filed a complaint against the deputy who arrested her, claiming he made up his version of the story to protect himself and his department.
Quiles initially reported he had stopped at a stop sign before proceeding, but he later admitted he rolled through a stop sign and was at fault. He was suspended for nine days for violating traffic laws and damaging county equipment, but WITI reported he was not disciplined for inaccurate information on the incident report.