ASHWAUBENON, Wis.(WFRV)- It’s uncommon to get an replace on a state of affairs involving a drunk driving conviction, so when 23-year-old Dalice Metoxen posted a selfie with the Officer who arrested her three-years in the past, on Green Bay Crime Reports Facebook page, Local 5’s Eric Richards was involved in understanding the story behind the put up.
“The image was of me and the Officer who arrested me and had given me a DUI amongst just a few different tickets,” stated Dalice Metoxen. Okay-9 Officer Mackenzie Teske of Ashwaubenon Public Security, had responded to a report of a reckless driver on Oneida Road, close to Hanson. When he arrived to the realm, he discovered Dalice in her car. “Somebody had been following me and what I didn’t know on the time was that somebody had hit my automobile within the parking zone of an area bar, and it triggered harm to a tire on my proper facet,” stated Dalice. Officer Teske carried out a discipline sobriety take a look at on Dalice and decided she was below the affect. “I used to be not one of the best particular person at that time. I argued, and put up a struggle,” stated Dalice.
The arrest involving Officer Teske was the second drunk driving arrest for Dalice, who was arrested just some weeks prior. “The arrests have been simply weeks aside, I used to be not in a superb area,” stated Dalice. After her first arrest, Dalice recollects that she was supposed to put in an ignition interlock on her car. Wisconsin permits you to set up an interlock machine in lieu of suspension after 30 days. In Wisconsin, the drunk driving legislation prohibits an individual from driving once they have a PAC of . 08% or larger. Courts are required to order the set up and monitoring of an interlock machine for any driver whose BAC ranges are . On the time of her second arrest, Dalice had a PAC degree of .224.
“That night time, I wanna say I had in all probability eight drinks, white claws, after which wherever between 5 to 10 photographs,” stated Dalice. She went to trial, convicted and spent a while in jail. As a part of her punishment, she needed to attend AA programs and obtain counseling. “At first I didn’t wish to do the counseling. I didn’t wish to do the lessons,” stated Dalice. She did full them and realized that she had a problem with alcohol. ” Regardless that I’m now not required to see the counselor via courtroom, I nonetheless do as a result of it helps me lots.”
When Dalice approached Officer Teske at Dave and Busters in Ashwaubenon on a Friday night time, he initially didn’t know who she was. ” Being three years in the past and having contact with a number of individuals you are inclined to neglect who you’ve gotten had contact with and she or he form of gave me the backstory,” stated Teske. On weekends, he offers safety for the situation. “When she informed me the story and went into depth about how she turned her life round and what she did, it was good to see that change,” stated Teske. Dalice had additionally informed him that night time, that she had been sober for an prolonged time period.
Dalice is employed now and admits that she does drink now and again moderately. She hopes that her story will encourage others and supply hope particularly to those that have additionally been convicted. “I’m a scholar at NWTC and doing on-line lessons to finally change into a counselor to assist others,” stated Dalice. He put up has obtained over 100 shares and feedback with most individuals saying that she has been an inspiration and the way proud they’re of her.