Sheriff: Milwaukee man suspected of driving drunk with 2 kids and baby in car

Thomas Gray

RACINE COUNTY — A 26-year-old Milwaukee man was arrested for his third OWI offense on Wednesday, July 31, and sheriff’s officials said he had three children in his vehicle — including an infant.

According to the Racine County Sheriff’s Office, shortly after 7 p.m., a deputy stopped a vehicle in the Village of Raymond for traveling 82 mph in a 60 mph construction zone.

There were four passengers inside the vehicle, a 26-year-old Milwaukee woman, two minor children, and an infant.

Sheriff’s officials said the driver, 26-year-old Thomas Gray of Milwaukee, failed a field sobriety test and was arrested. A search of the vehicle also uncovered marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and a large amount of cash.

At the time of his arrest, authorities say Gray was on parole through the Department of Corrections for a prior conviction of first-degree reckless injury.

Gray was charged with the following:

  • Operating while intoxicated, third offense with passengers under the age of 16
  • Possession of marijuana with the intent to deliver
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Probation and parole hold

According to the sheriff’s office, the three children were released to the custody of a family member. The female passenger was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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