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43-year-old man arrested for fifth drunk driving offense following hit-and-run crash

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Curt Smallish

Curt Smallish

MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee County Sheriff’s deputies arrested 43-year-old Curt Smallish of Lac du Flambeau on Monday, August 3rd for allegedly driving drunk with a child in his vehicle.

Deputies responded to a call about a hit-and-run vehicle on I-94 westbound at Highway 100. Witnesses followed the vehicle to Brookfield Square Shopping Center and west on Bluemound Road.  Brookfield police stopped the vehicle at Goerke’s Corners.

Deputies responded to investigate the crash which occurred in Milwaukee County. Smallish was arrested for DUI-5th offense with minor passenger, age 13, in the vehicle.  He tested a .10 on a PBT. The Class H felony is doubled due to having a minor passenger, with a maximum penalty of up to 12 years in prison.

Smallish’s prior drunken driving convictions were in October 1990, July 1998, April 2004 and September 2007.

The occupants of the vehicle that Smallish struck did not report any injuries. The child was turned over to Child Protective Services.

6 comments

  • Fred

    Good candidate for “Father of the year” award. Hope he sits for 12 years – get him off the streets.

    • Susan Wolfe

      I agree James HE IS A SUPER FATHER! HE BEEN RAISING HIS 13 YEAR OLD BY HIMSELF ALL HER LIFE NOBODY IS PERFECT! EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A REASON! HIS ALCOHOL BEEN A PROBLEM SINCE HE WAS A CHILD AND PRODUCT OF ALCOHOLIC PARENTS! YES HE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR HIS ACTIONS AND ALSO A VICTIM OF OUR SOCIETY AND ALCOHOLIC UP BRINGING!

  • Romeo Rohs

    West 6th and Madison Streets found a 34-year-old man with a gunshot wound in his shoulder, police said. The victim was hospitalized and reported to be in stable condition, according to police.

  • Julie H.

    I can’t believe all you half wits sticking up for this drunk who hit a car with his child in it. 5 times for drunken driving. I can’t believe the way people stick up and take sides for a guy who hasn’t learned from the other 4 times. What a society we live in. He is drunk runs from the scene but because he was brought up in a alcoholic environment we should feel sorry for this 43 year old man with his child in the car. I suppose when his child turns into a drunk we should just say hey it was the fathers fault or better yet the cops fault for protecting innocent people from a drunk driver!!! I hope he gets twelve year but I am sure he will get an IID and complain the entire time that he is still able to drive that having an IID is a harsh sentence. GROW UP PEOPLE AND DON’T DRIVE DRUNK!!!

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