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Red Wing police arrest Wisconsin deputy for DWI

A captain with the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office was arrested for alleged drunken driving Sunday by Red Wing police after reportedly showing her badge and asking to be let go as a “professional courtesy,” authorities said.

Catherine Mary Trimboli, 41, of St. Francis, Wisconsin, was booked into the Goodhue County Adult Detention Center early Sunday morning on charges of fourth-degree DWI and alcohol concentration of .08 or more within two hours.  She was released on promise to appear.

A news release Tuesday by the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office states Trimboli was stopped in Red Wing because the tail lights were off on her vehicle. She initially refused a preliminary breath test, but later blew a .14, nearly twice the legal limit in Minnesota.

Trimboli was placed on administrative duty and Sheriff David Clarke Jr. has ordered an internal investigation.

Clarke issued the following statement:

“This behavior coming from a command officer runs contrary to our adamant message of the dangers of impaired driving. We demand that the public not engage in this behavior. That same message applies to those of us who are enforcing that standard. In fact, a higher standard applies here to law enforcement officers.”

If convicted, Trimboli faces up to 90 days in jail.