Wisconsin Hero Causes Wreck, Cripples Girl – And Charges Her With Fake “DUI”

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MILWAUKEE, WI — A young woman had her neck broken in four places after her vehicle was T-boned by a police officer who blew through a stop sign.  Even though she was completely sober, the police charged with drunk driving and tried to shift the blame onto her instead of the party at fault.  When evidence surfaced that showed her innocence, it was hidden and ignored.  The deputy responsible was never punished.

Terrible Crash

Tanya Helena Weyker, 25, had never been accused of a crime, nor had she even so much as had a speeding ticket.  Her life changed forever the night of February 20, 2013, when her Toyota Camry was slammed by a Milwaukee County Sheriff’s deputy and was sent spinning into a tree.

Tanya Weyker's broken neck.  (Source: WITI)

“I was just driving straight and he hit me,” remembered Weykerin an interview with WITI.  “It was just a miracle I wasn’t paralyzed.”

Deputy Joseph Quiles had broadsided her, mangling the vehicle and causing her life-threatening injuries.  The crash was so violent that it broke her neck in four places.   Her passenger suffered a ruptured spleen.

Ms. Weyker was in critical condition, yet the responding deputies did not miss the opportunity to manufacture reasons to ruin her life and lock her in jail.  Quiles’s colleagues used Weyker’s “glassy” eyes as evidence of drunk driving, along with the claim of a “light odor” of alcohol.

“I explained to him my eyes were red and glassy because I was crying,” Ms. Weyker explained.  “They made me into this criminal.”

On the police report filed by Deputy Scott Griffin, the alleged “victim” was recorded as fellow deputy Joseph Quiles.  The report claimed that Weyker made conflicting statements and did its best to make her look like a criminal.

Charges and Injuries

To go with her terrible injuries, Ms. Weyker was slammed with 5 crimes:

  • Unreasonable and Imprudent Speed
  • Operating While Intoxicated
  • Operating with PAC >= 0.08 < 0.10
  • Causing Injury While Operating While Intoxicated
  • Causing Injury While Operating with PAC alcohol

Weyker miraculously survived the ordeal, but she had a tough recovery ahead of her.  A month after the crash, Weyker was in desperate shape.  She had drifted down to an incredibly low body weight of 76 pounds on her 5’6″ frame.   She was so weak that doctors said she required a feeding tube.

Tanya Weyker wearing a cast after her neck was broken in 4 places.  (Source: WITI)

Her condition was complicated by the fact that she was a cancer survivor since the age of 3 years old.  As a child, doctors gave her so many doses of radiation that her spine began to curve, so they inserted metal rods into her back to keep it straight.  She had been living with these rods for many years at the time of the crash.

Unable to work, crippled, and drowning in medical bills approaching $1 million — Ms. Weyker also had to pay for legal services to defend herself from the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Department.

What’s worse, the case wasn’t being dropped, even though the evidence was clearly on her side.  The night of the crash, Weyker was in no condition to give a field sobriety test, but her blood was drawn during hospitalization.  The test results came back proving that she had absolutely no alcohol in her system.

Justice Served?

It is unlikely that such treatment would have occurred to the victim of any other crash that did not involve a police officer.  With no tangible evidence for the charges, the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s deputy pushed the blame onto his victim to “protect himself and his department,” according to Ms. Weyker.

Deputy Joseph Quiles.  (Source: Milwaukee County Sheriffs Office)

Deputy Quiles himself was found to have changed his story.  In his official police report, he claimed to have made a complete stop at the stop sign.  Yet a surveillance video captured from the nearby airport showed that Quiles rolled right through it, striking Weyker’s vehicle.

The department obtained the surveillance video only days after the crash — but it was kept hidden from Ms. Weyker and her attorney.   Instead of revealing the evidence and dropping the manufactured charges against her, the department sent her threatening letters demanding money to pay for the accident.

Fortunately, the district attorney declined to pursue the charges against Ms. Weyker.  The Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office seems to have an unaddressed integrity problem.

In a later internal investigation, Deputy Quiles was recorded admitting his own fault in the crash.  Despite this admission — contradicting his original report — he is still listed as an active deputy with the department, WITI News discovered.  He was never fired or officially disciplined for the fraudulent report that caused Ms. Weyker so much agony.

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8 COMMENTS

  1. “Yet a surveillance video captured from the nearby airport showed that Quiles rolled right through it, striking Weyker’s vehicle.”

    Thank god the sword has two edges.

    Of course from a larger perspective, the entire situation is an intolerable outrage. if not for the widespread belief in the Myth of Authority, this state of affairs, in which “public servants” are actually our lords and masters, could not exist.

  2. America’s Swinest are utterly out of control and beyond the law. We have the highest ratio of cops to mundanes of any nation in the world (300:1), with only the possible exception of North Korea, and that only because we have no information on that murderous little hell-state. American cops are overpaid, overfed, underworked, and early-retired with absurdly fat pensions. And contrary to the ridiculous propaganda, being a cop is one of the safest outdoor jobs in our nation, nowhere near the top ten in dangerous occupations. They spend nearly all their time riding around in air-conditioned comfort, cadging free food at cop eating spots, and often hitting on attractive young women. We could fire 90% of them tomorrow with no increase in the real crime rate. Want to have some fun some night? Call 911 and report “shots fired,” then sit back and wait to see how long it takes for these “heroes” to respond. To hear the propaganda you’d think these lard-asses were all Delta Force or SEAL types. The truth is that not one in a thousand active duty cops would have a hope in hell of making it through an Army SF or SEAL qual course. Of course, those guys have to tangle with some really dangerous, well-armed, and often fanatical characters, not unarmed and often frightened motorists.

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  4. I have an ex-friend who is an active cop. He caused an car accident on duty (thankfully he didn’t injure his victim) and tried to blame the victim for it.

    Luckily there were too many witnesses and the victim was not meek about being mad about being hit by this bozo. His supervisors knew they weren’t going to be able to cover that one up. He got set behind a desk a few days for “punishment” and the city (taxpayers) got stuck with paying for it all. (I think they were mad at him for destroying a brand new patrol car more then anything else). But he is back out there, a ticking time bomb waiting to go off. I hope to God that they can figure a way to fire him before he hurts someone.

    He is one of those types that should NEVER be allowed to be in law enforcement. The ones back in the day, that would have gotten filtered out before even being hired (often becoming horrid rent a cops). You know the ones. He is a narcissist, arrogant and the wanna-be bad *ss. Kind of like the guy living at 1600.

    He is rude and inconsiderate (why was I friends with this guy,ugghhh??). Once a co-worker was in a car accident right in front of the office. He was relating it to me and another guy in the break room later (we didn’t see it), and was particularly POed at the cop that came (almost to point of being more mad at him then the woman that hit him). Me and the other guy look at each other and say that cops name to each, didn’t even think about it a second. We just KNEW it was him, laughing that we figured it so fast. Our co worker rolls his eyes and lets us look at the accident report, yup, it was him………

    So far we have managed to keep him out of the FBI. When we heard he was applying, several people actually wrote the FBI to tell them to keep him far from them. Course the way things are going, something like that is something that will get him hired there someday…………sighhhhhhhh

  5. This reminds me of a time way back – about 1991, when I was delivering pizzas. It was 11:00ish at night. I had the green light. Deep green. Green for at least 15 seconds into a 30 second cycle. An “officer” was blowing through the red cross street signal – no lights – no sirens – at about 70 mph (45 mph PSL). I would have been dead had I not seen him and slammed on the brakes.

    I’m sure the newspapers would have read about me running the red light – even back then, before the term “officer safety” was ever uttered.

    “He was never fired or officially disciplined for the fraudulent report that caused Ms. Weyker so much agony.”

    This guy here was probably late to the donut shop by the looks of it.

    This crap will continue. Since there is solid evidence against the costumed enforcer (to quote Mr. Grigg), I would think a lawsuit would be a piece of cake. However, the taxpayers in Milwaukee will be the ones paying the tab. This is not justice. Not by a longshot.

    • And that what sucks about it. Due to the amount of her medical, legal bills etc, she may have no choice but to sue for damages. And you know what, she has every cent coming. She is a victim and then got railroaded for her trouble.

      Taxpayers will pay and probably pay big, and this so called cop will continue to draw a check. This cop should not only lose his job, he should be paying this woman damages out of his own pocket.

  6. I can only see this from my own perspective, a father’s perspective. What is this young lady’s father going to do about this? Does he not know that the officer’s house is flammable? Does he think that the officer is untouchable? Not made of flesh and blood like you and I? There must be severe and immediate repercussions for these kinds of actions or it will continue.

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