Sober Driver Arrested After Deputy Crashes Into Her Car

(Milwaukee, WI) A 25-year-old woman was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated after a Milwaukee County deputy rolled through a stop sign and hit her car on Feb. 20, 2013.

Tanya Weyker’s neck was broken in four places, so she couldn’t blow into a breathalyzer or perform field sobriety tests.

But a blood test came back negative for both alcohol and drugs, confirming that Weyker was completely sober at the time of the crash.

So why was she arrested?

After Deputy Sheriff Joseph Quiles hit her car, sending it spinning into a tree, deputies and police began to question her.

“One asked if I had anything to drink that night,” Weyker said. “And I told them a few sips from a friend’s drink.”

One deputy said she her breath smelled of alcohol, her speech was slurred, and her eyes looked red and glassy.

“I explained to him my eyes were red and glassy because I was crying,” she said.

They also asked about her prescription drug use.

“I just got my wisdom teeth pulled out, so they gave me Vicodin for that. I told them it was little over a week since I took the Vicodin,” Weyker said.

Andrew Mishlove, a drunk driving defense expert, said it’s questionable if deputies had cause to arrest her at all.

“She was the suspect right from the start,” he said.

Mishlove said if deputies did have cause, it was only because of the statements made by Quiles.

According to Quiles, he stopped at the stop sign and looked both ways before pulling out, but he never saw headlights, although Weyker’s Camry had automatic lights.

Two days after the crash, the Sheriff’s Office learned about surveillance video from a nearby airport that show’s Quiles’ squad car rolling through the stop sign without making a complete stop, although they didn’t share that with Weyker.

It’s been more than a year since the crash, and Quiles has not worked at all. His injury pay is exhausted, and he’s filed for permanent duty disability – although reports written at the time of the crash indicate he only suffered minor injuries and was “treated and released” at the hospital.

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28 comments

  • Tony

    Treated and released, off duty with pay for a year.. somethings not adding up.
    I bet the officer didn’t even receive a citation.

  • Some Body

    let’s see… naught, and naught = naught and naught naught and naught and leave the naught…. yep I got nothing jethro! definitely not adding up…

  • Free Thinker

    http://www.reddit.com/r/Bad_Cop_No_Donut/

    Warning – the number of stories here will likely leave your blood boiling.

    The police are not out to protect you, in fact the Supreme Court has ruled that they are not obligated to do so.

    Police can ruin your life on a whim. Don’t call them for anything short of a death. Avoid all contact with them. They are your enemy. They will shoot your dog, your children or you…and get away with it, even if caught on camera! The DA is tight with them and will seldom risk pressing charges.

    Do you think I’m full of it? I dare you to follow the stories posted at the link above for a month. You will change your mind.

  • Kelly

    Police never give their own a ticket. The person should sue the cop for everything he has and more.

  • Hard Truths

    A high percentage of cops become cops precisely because it gives them power that they WANT to abuse.

  • Ray

    People should protest this outside the Sheriff’s office until the officer is charged with falsifying a police report, negligence, running a stop sign and causing an accident causing injury.
    You read articles like this daily, corrupt cops and cops protecting them. Just imagine the number of cops getting away with it still. If only 2 or 3% are actually getting caught then this amounts to 10,000 cases a year where innocent people are being prosecuted/persecuted. This has to stop.

    • Hard Truths

      Cops guard their privileges jealously from us enemy civilian scum.

      As they call us.

  • MikeBarret

    Every cop is a bad cop. If they aren’t a lying corrupt sack of flesh, they look the other way when the other ones do which makes them just as bad.

    • Hard Truths

      I have a lot of trouble taking “good cops” seriously — they acknowledge the problem is real — and horrendous — and yet they do NOTHING about it.

      A good cop who looks the other way is A BAD COP.

  • Daddy

    So let me get this straight. This idiot in WI acts the same as every cop in the U.S??? Y’all are retarded just like he is.

    • Copper

      Either that or the general public has seen this so many times that they think all cops are this way. Sure, most cops are good people. But, there’s a reason the general public thinks so badly of them. Reputations like that are earned in one way or another.

      Your comment makes it obvious that you are close to law enforcement. Your use of the word “retarded” makes it obvious that you are poorly educated and prejudiced against others. To get so offended tells me you’re one of “those” cops or are close to somebody who is.

    • Hard Truths

      It happens ALL the time. When a cop causes a wreck, he will ALWAYS get his buddies to accuse the innocent civilian driver.

      Don’t play dumb. It is NOT a tiny minority of cops who are crooks and predators. It is, in fact, pretty much the norm.

  • hank wesson

    This case needs looking into by someone with honesty Its still some good people in law enforcement , there are few far and between you would have to look hard there are good and bad in every profession

    • Hard Truths

      The higher-ups are the BAD COPS who have benefited from the BAD COPS before them and they are busily furthering the careers of the BAD COPS under them.

      I feel sorry for good cops. They are victimized in their work BY the bad cops Many quit police work.

      Bad cops get promoted. Bad cops intimidate good cops.

      This is a SICK GANG.

  • sickofmemphis

    Go to Amazon, and buy a dash cam. You can get decent dash camera for about $40-$100. Its not HD by any means, but will be good enough to show a clear picture of an accident. I got one primarily due to the high un-insured driver rate in Memphis, but it would definitely help in a case like this too.

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