Racine police officer reportedly caught driving drunk

2013-01-28T13:41:00Z 2014-01-02T10:09:02Z Racine police officer reportedly caught driving drunkALISON BAUTER alison.bauter@journaltimes.com Journal Times

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.

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  1. wiandy
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    wiandy - February 02, 2013 10:02 am
    First, residency requirements are a bad idea. Lets say you have the perfect candidate for an important job, but they can't sell their home in Kenosha. You lose that employee. And on that topic...if you work for McDonalds, does that mean you can never eat anywhere else? If you work for Ford, does that mean you can't own GM? Now, as far as the comparison of this officer getting a DUI compared to people in other jobs--if I get a DUI, I can get a ride to work. It does not affect my ability to do my job. But if my job requires me to drive a company owned vehicle...that's a different matter. And public employees, right or wrong, are held under a different standard that private employees. That's just the nature of the beast. If a teacher, police officer or firefighter are arrested, their occupation will always be mentioned. You won't see a headline saying "Local Plumber Arrested".
  2. Relocate
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    Relocate - January 30, 2013 2:58 pm
    lol. First and only time I can agree with granny
  3. GolferMom
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    GolferMom - January 29, 2013 10:58 pm
    I am NOT condoning anyone having one, let alone, two DUI's... But these were almost 9 years ago... Some people grow up, get sober...
  4. An American
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    An American - January 29, 2013 9:05 pm
    Andy, Andy. Is that you? Ottis took my cell. Andy, Andy.... If i only had a bullet in my gun. Andy, Andy... Let's go bust omebody ... Andy.
  5. ggodmuls
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    ggodmuls - January 29, 2013 8:00 pm
    First, This is Wisconsin. Wisconsin invented drinking and driving. Second, she's likely a graduate of the UW system. Do you know what goes on there? The morals are gutter level. Doesn't mean she can't clean herself up for school, effectively teach, hide her problems, and then go out later and cat it up. They are still human beings, and there is no violence or other problems there. They wouldn't allow her to be drunk at school. She needs to quit drinking now anyways - she's now 30 - which means she's hit the wall - it's devastating for women's looks to be old drunks.

    Maybe you live a sheltered life. 2 DUI's - big deal. Punish her by making her live in Racine.

    Looks like she's doing well - Masters Degree and for the 11-12 school year was paid $73,653 with a benefit package of $13,831. Low on the bennies - so must mean no man or kids - eh.... Future Cat Lady?
  6. Help Racine
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    Help Racine - January 29, 2013 7:19 pm

  7. Help Racine
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    Help Racine - January 29, 2013 5:02 pm
    You have at least one Racine Unified School District Administrator with multiple DUI's. No one seems to care much about that or the fact this person is not a proper role model for children. Maybe that explains why Racine Unified can't even graduate half of our children from high school.
  8. DanCali
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    DanCali - January 29, 2013 2:48 pm
    Heck "regular" drunks can pile up 11 DUI's (disputing the 11th) so if the drunk is wearing "blue" what can we expect? Long overdue that this whole country take a much stronger stand on driving drunk.
  9. 10togo
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    10togo - January 29, 2013 1:54 pm
    Yes. He should be treated the same as every other person arrested for drunk driving. HOWEVER, as to the residency requirement, please remember - back "in the day" police officers were all male, many wives did not work, and residency requirements were easier to live with. Today just try to find jobs for both husband and wife (or whatever the relationship might be), both in the city limits. Or even in Unified School District limits. And when you have a Racine police officer and a spouse/partner who is a teacher where there is ALSO a residency requirement, good luck.
  10. granny grits
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    granny grits - January 29, 2013 8:43 am
    If guilty he should be sentenced to read your posts for two years.
  11. johnny mack
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    johnny mack - January 29, 2013 7:53 am
    The officer that crashed on Braun road a few years ago was promoted in the department. Not only did he just get a "talking " to but now he's a supervisor. And now this Racine officer is a truancy officer. What's this teaching our kids!
  12. Give Me a Break
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    Give Me a Break - January 29, 2013 6:55 am
    Cops take care of their own. Administrative punishment and a big broom will sweep it under the rug. Just like the last one that crashed his car on Braun Road.
    There is no excuse for anyone to drive drunk. It's almost a mortal sin for a police officer to do it.
  13. ggodmuls
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    ggodmuls - January 29, 2013 6:52 am
    Here is an article that features pictures of those arrested: http://fox6now.com/2013/01/27/operation-drive-sober-nets-26-arrests-of-drunken-drivers/

    He only got an honorable mention: A 40-year-old Racine police officer was issued a citation for his first drunken driving offense and registered a .16 result on the intoximeter.

    If he's found guilty - he should be sentenced to live in The City of Racine.
  14. Relocate
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    Relocate - January 29, 2013 12:09 am
    Innocent until proven guilty. Unless its a cop.
  15. Kay Nine
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    Kay Nine - January 28, 2013 8:24 pm
    Why isn't there a living requirement? Probably because that would severely limit the number of qualified applicants available and, really, who would want to move to Racine? They can live next to the drunks, freaks and thugs they arrest every day?
  16. Django
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    Django - January 28, 2013 8:20 pm
    It's the old lead laterals feeding water into our homes. More than half the citzenry has lead poisoning, can't think for themselves.
  17. tosagirl
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    tosagirl - January 28, 2013 8:12 pm
    So 1st DUI, and blew .16..I'm told mandatory Breathalyzer in his vehicle over .15. That's including the 1st offense. How's that going to work if he keeps his job and has to drive a city owned cop car???
  18. ggodmuls
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    ggodmuls - January 28, 2013 7:59 pm
    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.

    Issued a citation? It's not on CCAP yet - are you sure? First DUI - well, First time caught - it's a problem with these new tactics the Police use - he's likely driven drunk too many times to count. First time - no harm to others - big deal.

    The problem here is that a Racine Police Officer is an Oak Creek resident. How come there isn't a residency requirement? This guy comes into the Community, takes the Communities money, and then GTFO - because , face it, Racine Blows. Dishnoest John won't institute a common sense residency rule.

    This guy was paid $55,431 base, $5,219 O/T, and $34,463 in benefits for 2011 - and he took it to Oak Creek. He got a raise for 2012 - to $61,106, according to Open records requests filed by Gannett Wisconsin Media with each entity.

    That's a lot of money leaving Racine - thank Dishonest John and his good buddies Greggy Boy and Zippy the Pinhead, for that. This guy ought to own house in Racine - be spending his money here, and making the neighborhood more safe merely by his presence. But NO! He flees to Oak Creek because Racine Blows.

    Driving drunk on the Freeway - when he should be walking to a local bar in Racine, spending his money on a Racine business.

    Instead you got Dishonest John frying the brains of DPW and the Common Council trying to evenly space and count lightpoles. Gonna spend $1M to save $90K.

    What does Dishonest John put in the water? S-T-U-P-I-D Powder? Ya' Think?
  19. Cavity
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    Cavity - January 28, 2013 6:24 pm
    No worries Dozer! I had to read it twice before I spotted the name! Having said that I've noticed the JT update their stories when people point out their mistakes! Maybe that's what happened? They left it out til peeps shouted and that's why some people couldn't see the name at first!
  20. Dozer
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    Dozer - January 28, 2013 5:47 pm
    Thank you cavity. I read the article 6 times thinking I had missed something.
  21. Dozer
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    Dozer - January 28, 2013 5:38 pm
    I thought it says the officer''s name is Keino Turner. Am I missing something?
  22. Cavity
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    Cavity - January 28, 2013 5:33 pm
    He was named people! Officer Keino Turner!
  23. layedback
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    layedback - January 28, 2013 5:01 pm
    Who are they protecting? If it were you or I we would have our name in 16 pt font
  24. mt_pleasantly
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    mt_pleasantly - January 28, 2013 4:40 pm
    Wow. West Allis releases names and photos of their police to Fox 6, even when they aren't charged.
    Why would this officer be exempt?
  25. Django
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    Django - January 28, 2013 4:16 pm
    Code of silence.
  26. Ann Stots
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    Ann Stots - January 28, 2013 3:56 pm
    The Press cannot find out who this is? Seriously? How difficult could that be?
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