Sober woman arrested for drunk driving after deputy runs stop sign, crashes into her car

MILWAUKEE, Wisc. – A sober Wisconsin woman was arrested for drunk driving after a deputy rolled through a stop sign and caused an accident, according to a report from WITI.

A Milwaukee County sheriff’s deputy rolled through a stop sign and T-boned 25-year-old Tanya Weyker’s vehicle in February 2013.

Credit: WITI

Tanya Weyker (Source: WITI)

“It was a miracle I wasn’t paralyzed,” Tanya Weyker said.

After the crash, Weyker told deputies she had a few sips of a friend’s drink earlier that night. When a deputy asked why her eyes looked red and glassy, Weyker said she had been crying.

She also told deputies she was prescribed Vicodin after she had her wisdom teeth removed, but it had been at least a week since she took the medication.

Deputies were unable to perform a field sobriety test due to Weyker’s severe injuries. Deputies arrested her and charged her with drunk driving causing injury.

Video later proved the deputy rolled through a stop sign and T-boned Weyker’s car, causing the accident.

Weeks later, test results showed Weyker had no alcohol or drugs in her system.

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

Read the full report: WITI

29 comments

  • Chucky1992

    This could happen to anyone. If you are in an accident and for whatever reason, a blood test is necessary for alcohol or drugs, you too could be arrested for impaired driving if the signs point to it. That is why it’s not a great idea to have any alcohol in any amount before getting behind the wheel. It only increases suspicion and that chance that you could be charged, guilty or not. The legal system worked here. She was not held responsible but I am sure she paid good money for an attorney.

  • Nikole

    I’m sure she paid good money for the lawyer but lucky for her, the settlement she gets for her injuries, defamation of character, and unlawful arrest will pay it all back plus some.

  • Fay Thacker

    It was just that, an accident ,,he made it more by lying ,,,and had he seen anyone else rolling threw a stop sign they would have gotter a ticket,,,

  • Roger James

    Sheriff goes to jail for withholding evidence.
    Weyker goes to jail for filing false report, assault with a motor vehicle.

    False arrest.
    Civil rights violation — No Cap.
    Conspiracy to commit fraud for Sheriff and Weyker
    Conspiracy to defraud disability agency.

    Never underestimate the power of numbers.
    Please spread this video.
    Someday it may be you who is framed by corrupt police.

    • Roger James

      Sheriff goes to jail for withholding evidence.
      Deputy Quiles goes to jail for filing false report, assault with a motor vehicle.

      False arrest.
      Civil rights violation — No Cap.
      Conspiracy to commit fraud for Sheriff and Weyker
      Conspiracy to defraud disability agency.

      Never underestimate the power of numbers.
      Please spread this video.
      Someday it may be you who is framed by corrupt police.

    • Really?

      Your wrong! Sometimes it is the cops fault. Cops are human just like you and they also make mistakes. Show me someone who doesn’t make a mistake and I will show you someone who isn’t doing anything. Sure there are some corrupt cops but for the most part they are good people.

  • Bazinga

    Just another little cop trying to be big because he has a badge and a weapon. I hope he gets his rear end sued for this and loses everything he has! No room for liars and cheats in this world. Already hard enough to survive, but when the people we look to for protection are really the ones to be protected from, i say, “off with their heads”.

  • Thomas Christopher

    Yet another reason why “law enforcement” needs to be disbanded and let EVERYONE be armed-billions in tax dollars would be saved and hundreds of people would be spared injury or death from police brutality and injustice.

  • Jeff Flory

    this girl is gonna get a nice chunk of change and i hope the police officer loses his job and if he doesnt then there is no justice in the world….COPS think they are above the law THEY ARENT ABOVE MINE

    • A.Ralston

      But it’s always innocent taxpayers who pay the damages (assmuming the young lady even wins the case), not the police themselves.

  • lovemykids

    My brother-in-law is a local cop and yes guys like this one give them all a bad name. Not all cops are corrupt, but a majority of them do think that because they are a cop that they can speed whenever they please. It irks me when I see a SHP pass me like i’m a sitting duck on the highway and they aren’t going after anyone. This cop knew at the time he was at fault, but he was hoping that he could let this innocent girl take the heat for his mistake. He should’ve been a man and owned up to it, not blame some girl for his bad judgement. Luckily, she wasn’t killed like the grandmother and little girl were a few years ago in High Point off of Bus Hwy 85 in High Point. That was another SHP that was speeding for NO REASON and two innocent people lost their life. I hope that this girl gets what she is due. All of her medical bills should be paid in full and then a little extra.

  • Mike Patent

    Where are the criminal charges for the officer?
    It’s as though they operate under a different set of rules.

  • Wyatt

    For all of the people congratulating this lady for an upcoming settlement; Where do you think that money is coming from? You and me. The cop goes free.

  • lance

    This was just another cop that screwed up and attempted to put it off on someone its a shame what that badge will get you out of

  • cristal

    Because he’s a cop what he says is “the truth” it’s a prime example of the world’s not fair!!!!

  • truth_hurts

    To Really
    That’s a lot more than a mistake.
    That”s a POS cop trying to coverup his crime by blaming an innocent person. Putting her in jail.Whats more he had help from another POS cop/

  • Anony

    Why would you tell the cops you took something a WEEK AGO??? Keep your mouth shut when talking to cops; the less said the better. Don’t give them unnecessary info or they will use it against you.

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