Usually it’s law enforcement seeking out suspected drunken drivers away from the station house, but not always.
Police in the Racine County Village of Mount Pleasant got a complaint about an intoxicated male at the Village Hall attempting to pay his taxes. Being just on the other side of their brand new complex, a couple of officers walked right over.
The complaints from other citizens in line waiting to pay their taxes and from village employees led to a discussion with the 55-year-old man, who admitted driving there — alone, to get the taxes paid. The strong odor of intoxicants on his breath led to the man being arrested for Operating While Intoxicated, with a blood alcohol level of .15 — after he got to pay his taxes.
Tom Karkow, WRJN, Racine