Sober woman arrested for DWI after deputy rolls through stop sign

MILWAUKEE, Wisc. (WTKR) – “It was a miracle I wasn’t paralyzed,” Tanya Weyker said about her February 2013 collision with a Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Deputy.

The deputy, caught on video, rolled through a stop sign and T-boned Weyker’s car. However Weyker, 25, was charged with drunk driving, according to a report from Fox6Now.com.

After the crash, Weyker said she told deputies she’d taken a few sips of a friend’s drink that night. When a deputy asked why her eyes looked red and glassy, Weyker said she told him he had been crying. According to the report, she also told him she had taken Vicodin after she had her Wisdom teeth removed the week before.

Tanya Weyker suffered a broken neck in the crash. Photo credit WTVR via Fox6Now

Tanya Weyker suffered a broken neck in the crash. Photo credit WTVR via Fox6Now

Weyker’s injuries were so severe, deputies could not perform a field sobriety test. She was arrested anyway, on five separate charges including drunk driving causing injury.

“They made me into this criminal,” she said. “I knew I was innocent this whole time.”

In the weeks after the crash, test results showed Weyker had no alcohol nor drugs in her system, Fox6Now.com reported.

She has since filed a complaint against the deputy who arrested her who, she claimed, made up his version of the story to protect himself, the report says.

Read the entire story from Fox6Now.com, HERE.

9 comments

  • Nicholas Shinn

    If your at a stop sign, you are not in the right of way to go until your all clear and the police must follow those same traffic laws, this girl was obviously doing fine on her end and it was that police officer’s negligence and utter disregard for traffic laws that let to this. and to add insult to injury to put this perfectly innocent victim of a traffic collision into a legal mess of nonsense with five separate arrest charges make absolutely no sense. Tanya, once you recover, you should definately seek legal advice towards a counter suit for your damages associated with the hospital bill, ambulance ride, and mental trauma from this. I would also seek a suit against that officer for no following law he himself should be enforcing. The police serve you Tanya and all of us in Hampton Roads, we cannot keep allowing them to overticket and overpolice us, there is something fundamentally wrong with the system for us to be so apathetic and idle in the face of this nonesense

    • OK, then!

      By and large, I agree, but may I respectfully point out that you seem to have missed that this occurred in Milwaukee….not to say that the same thing couldn’t happen anywhere, though.

      • Greg Morris

        Milwaukee, Hampton Roads, Miami, St. Louis, Dallas, Phoenix, Seattle……law enforcement breaking the law, and abusing their authority needs to be called out wherever it happens. There are many good people in law enforcement, but the bad ones need to be exposed for what they are and punished to the full extent of the law that they supposedly uphold.

      • Tony Allen

        More over… who’s to say similar accidents haven’t happened elsewhere, and since there was no surveillance of any kind to prove otherwise.. they got away with it?

  • Scott Williams

    More then likely that cop is on leave with pay until it’s resolved. Some cops need to understand that just because you have a badge and your car has lights, doesn’t give you the right to cover your actions when your in fault.

  • David Dunn

    The police officer involved should be subject to the same rules as the everyday citizen. He filed a false police report and should be terminated and sued for false arest of an innocent person

  • Peter L Tomaino

    Her car was hit in the middle , so its plain as day the officer had to see her, So there is no way that a lawyer could miss this one,
    I could see if she was hit in the front end or if she hit his side door . but just looking at the car , he was his fault and he should have just fessed up to it. Like people don’t make mistakes or I am willing to bet this was not his first time at this

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