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Deputy allegedly arrests sober driver for OWI after he crashes into her car

Tanya Weyker was too hurt to blow into a breathalyzer so Deputy Sheriff Joseph Quiles arrested her for drunk driving.
By Evan Bleier   |   May 2, 2014 at 3:38 PM   |   Comments

MILWAUKEE, May 2 (UPI) -- A Wisconsin woman is still fighting to make things right after a sheriff’s deputy allegedly hit her with his car and then arrested her for drunk driving more than a year ago.

Tanya Weyker’s Camry was allegedly struck by Milwaukee County Deputy Sheriff Joseph Quiles’ patrol car last February and she suffered a broken neck in the collision.

Since she was unable to blow into a breathalyzer due to her injuries, Quiles charged Weyker with OWI despite causing the crash himself.

“She was in traction and just sitting there. She was crying and said they accused her, they arrested her and accused her of something she didn’t do,” Weyker’s mother told WITI-TV.

Blood tests later revealed that Weyker had no alcohol or drugs in her system at the time of the crash and the district attorney declined to file charges.

Weyker has filed a complaint against Quiles and is trying to get her medical bills paid. A civil suit against the county is also a possibility.

Quiles has since admitted he was at fault and was suspended for nine days.

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