Wisconsin cop arrested for DUI in Minnesota | Catherine Trimboli - KMSP-TV

Wisconsin cop arrested for DUI in Minnesota asked to be let go

Posted: Updated:
Catherine Trimboli, 41 Catherine Trimboli, 41

Drunken driving charges filed this week say a Wisconsin deputy asked to be let go as a "professional courtesy" when she was stopped in Red Wing while she was almost twice the legal limit.

Last summer, Minnesota officers were caught behaving badly across the border in Wisconsin. The two Minneapolis police officers seen using racial slurs on video during an argument with Green Bay police after a night of drinking have since been fired for their off-duty conduct. This summer, however, a Milwaukee County sheriff's deputy is accused of flashing her badge and asking for a pass in Minnesota when she was pulled over -- and she's keeping her job.

According to authorities, 41-year-old Capt. Catherine Trimboli, of Franklin, Wis., was seen driving without her tail lights on at about 2:30 a.m. on Sunday when a police officer stopped her near 2000 Old West Main Street. During the stop, Trimboli reportedly asked the officer to let her go as a "professional courtesy" and registered a .14 on a breath test. The legal limit in Minnesota is .08.

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke said he acted quickly after Trimboli was booked for the first-offense drunken driving and then released. She has been relieved of command and placed on administrative duty because Clarke said flashing her badge and asking for special treatment aggravated a situation that was already bad.

Do you think it's fair that Trimboli is keeping her job, or do you think officers of the law should be held to a higher standard of conduct? Join the conversation on Facebook.


Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Urban Outfitters blasted over Kent State sweatshirt with 'blood splatters'

    Urban Outfitters blasted over Kent State sweatshirt with 'blood splatters'

    Monday, September 15 2014 12:28 PM EDT2014-09-15 16:28:48 GMT
    Clothing retailer Urban Outfitters is receiving harsh criticism for selling a sweatshirt with a splatter pattern resembling blood over the logo of a university where a famous school shooting took place.
    Clothing retailer Urban Outfitters is receiving harsh criticism for selling a sweatshirt with a splatter pattern resembling blood over the logo of a university where a famous school shooting took place.
  • St. Louis Park marathoner dies after finishing last mile in Boston

    St. Louis Park marathoner dies after finishing last mile in Boston

    Sunday, September 14 2014 11:19 PM EDT2014-09-15 03:19:22 GMT
    Elinor Scott didn't let her cancer diagnosis keep her away from the Boston Marathon, but the bombs at the finish line stopped her at the 25th mile. In April, she went back to cross the finish line. On Friday, she passed on.
    Elinor Scott didn't let her cancer diagnosis keep her away from the Boston Marathon, but the bombs at the finish line stopped her at the 25th mile. In April, she went back to cross the finish line. On Friday, she passed on.
  • Adrian Peterson: 'I am, without a doubt, not a child abuser'

    Adrian Peterson: 'I am, without a doubt, not a child abuser'

    Monday, September 15 2014 4:48 PM EDT2014-09-15 20:48:37 GMT
    Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson released a long statement Monday, punctuated by the following message: "I am not a perfect son. I am not a perfect husband. I am not a perfect parent, but I am, without a doubt, not a child abuser."
    Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson released a long statement Monday, punctuated by the following message: "I am not a perfect son. I am not a perfect husband. I am not a perfect parent, but I am, without a doubt, not a child abuser."
Widgets Magazine
Powered by WorldNow

KMSP-TV
11358 Viking Drive
Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Phone: (952) 944-9999
Fax: (952) 942-0455

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices