MILWAUKEE — The Racine Police Department placed an officer on administrative duty Monday after the man was reportedly stopped by the Milwaukee Sheriff’s Department for driving under the influence.
According to the Sheriff’s Department, Officer Keino Turner, 40, was netted in a weekend DUI patrol along with 25 other drunken driving offenders.
Turner was reportedly stopped around 8:30 p.m. on Saturday while heading southbound on Interstate 43 near West Lapham Boulevard, and registered a .16 blood alcohol content, according to citations.
The Oak Creek man was issued a citation for his first drunken driving offense as well as citations for operating with a blood alcohol level over .15 and for deviating from his designated lane.
Racine Police Sgt. Jessie Metoyer said that the city police department has been notified that the officer was stopped by Milwaukee’s Sheriff’s Department. They have taken the officer off active patrol, and placed him on administrative duties until Racine Police can confirm further details, according to Metoyer.
Metoyer could not release the officer’s name or confirm the nature of the stop, or details regarding the reported DUI.
Luke Feuerherm contributed to this report.