Friday, September 16, 2011

25-year-old Drunk Driver Charged For Striking Three Bicycle Cops In Milwaukee's South Side

Gaudencio Ruiz-Ramirez

Alleged intoxicated driver tested 0.15 for Prohibited Alcohol Concentration (PAC).

By H. Nelson Goodson
September 16, 2011

Milwaukee - On Friday, Gaudencio Ruiz-Ramirez, 25, was charged with one felony count of hit-and-run, involving injury and three misdemeanors for operating a vehicle while intoxicated causing injury with an alcohol concentration of 0.15 over the legal limit. Ruiz-Ramirez is accused to striking three Milwaukee Police Officers riding on bicycles on September 9, just after midnight while they were riding along a bicycle lane in the 1100 block of W. Lincoln Ave. A fourth bicycle officer was not injured.
Ruiz-Ramirez fled the scene, but was later arrested.
He pleaded not guilty and cash bail was set at $5,000 and is expected back in court on September 23, for a preliminary hearing. Police did not specified, if Ruiz-Ramirez is undocumented or had a driver's license.
A Spanish interpreter had to be assigned for the court hearing.

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