Zepnick failed sobriety tests after a traffic violation stop and was taken into custody by Greenfield police.
By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.
October 30, 2015
Greenfield, WI – The Greenfield Police Department reported that Wisconsin State Representative Josh Zepnick, 47, (D) was taken into custody on Thursday night and booked for Operating While Intoxicated (OWI) after he failed sobriety tests during a traffic violation stop. Zepnick admitted to police that he had been drinking.
Zepnick was stopped at the 6800 block of W. Forest Home Ave., according to police.
The Greenfield Police Department released the following news release, “Last night at about 8:20PM, officers stopped a vehicle near 68th and Forest Home Avenue for a traffic violation. The driver and lone occupant of the vehicle was 47 year old Josh Zepnick of Milwaukee. Zepnick admitted to the officer he had been drinking and failed field sobriety tests. He was subsequently arrested for Operating While Intoxicated.
“Mr. Zepnick refused a breath test and was transported to the Greenfield Police Department where he was booked and released to a responsible adult.
“Mr. Zepnick was polite and respectful during the incident and at no time did he identify himself as a member of the State Assembly.
“The OWI offense is a municipal traffic violation with an optional court date of November 18th in Greenfield Municipal Court.”
Representative Zepnick released the following statement, “…I am deeply, deeply sorry for the decision I made to drive under the influence…”
Zepnick is a candidate for Alderman in the 8th Aldermanic District and challenging incumbent Alderman Bob Donovan who is running for re-election and for Mayor of Milwaukee.