An off-duty Milwaukee police officer was injured with non-life threatening injuries after a 29-year-old OWI driver crashed into him on southbound I-43 on early Tuesday.
By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.
June 30, 2015
Milwaukee, WI – On Tuesday, Juan Pintor, 29, was taken into custody after crashing into an off-duty Milwaukee police officer near the West National Ave exit and I-43 around 1:30 p.m., according to the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO). Pintor had an strong odor of alcohol when questioned about the crash and told Sheriff’s deputies that he had been drinking earlier.
He was cited for operating a vehicle while intoxicated and unsafe lane deviation and charges are pending. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment for slight injuries and was released to the custody of the MCSO. A 23-year-old passenger in Pintor’s vehicle was not injured.
The 49-year-old off-duty Milwaukee police officer was hospitalized for injuries to his chest and leg, but is expected to survive.
Court records show, Pintor had a West Allis municipal open warrant for his arrest for resisting an officer.