Wisconsin Man Hits Pole, Gets Arrested for DWI for Fifth Time, and Urinates on Officer’s Head But Will Serve Less Than a Year and Will Drive Again in Three Years

If this happy looking man appears relieved, it is because he is. Daniel L. Shilts Jr., 36, of Waldo, Wisconsin was arrested after his fifth DWI and then urinated on the back of the head of the officer taking him to jail. Officers spotted him driving erratically and striking a pole. Then things went from bad to much much worse . . .

On the way to the station, Shilts decided to relieve himself. It is not clear whether he intended to hit the officer in the back of the head. However, he was convicted of felony counts of operating while intoxicated and bail jumping tied to other pending cases. Remarkably, he will be allowed to drive again. He was sentenced to a year in prison, three years probation, $3,599 in fines, and his license was revoked for three years. That will result in less than a year in jail. A felony count of expelling bodily substances at a public safety worker was dropped.

That is one good defense attorney.

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12 thoughts on “Wisconsin Man Hits Pole, Gets Arrested for DWI for Fifth Time, and Urinates on Officer’s Head But Will Serve Less Than a Year and Will Drive Again in Three Years

  1. In another case a few months ago someone was convicted of battery cuz he farted on a cop. Did this officer think he was on MTV’s boiling points?

  2. Dredd, I was composing a posting to the linked article as I was scrolling down/reading the comments then I got to yours. I’ll just LOL instead. Good one.

    Obviously, the driver was ‘relieved’ in every sense of the word.

  3. I think it’s better to say that we have only limited resources with which to incarcerate people. Evidently we as a society have decided that it is a higher priority to incarcerate low level marijuana dealers than to get repeat drunk drivers off the roads.

    We [b]can[/b] lock them up, we just choose not to.

  4. “The practicalities of the matter is that the states just do not have enough money to incarcerate Drunk Drivers unless they have some type of violence attached.”

    Too right, AY, too right. Unfortunately, incarceration is the ONLY way to guarantee that these repeat-offender drunk drivers are taken off the road. Taking their license doesn’t stop them (they’ll drive without); canceling their insurance doesn’t stop them (they’ll drive without); even seizing their vehicle won’t stop them (some soft-hearted, bone-headed relative or friend will loan them a car). It’s a terrible problem with no apparent solution OTHER than throwing them in jail. Which, as you correctly pointed out, the authorities can’t/won’t do.

  5. This is speculation, but the urinating charge was probably dropped because that charge would have given Shilts access to the video and reveal what really happened in the police car.

    Don’t get me wrong, I wouldn’t mind seeing bigger penalties for repeat drunk driving, but holding the drunk driver in the back of a squad car until his bladder gives and then libeling about the him about the manner in which he directed the pee explosion (if that is what happened here and it probably is) is the wrong approach to the drunk driving problem.

  6. Professor, you stated at the beginning of the article thais: “If this happy looking man appears relieved, it is because he is.” I guess pissing on the officer and getting this “lite” of a sentence would make one relieved.

    However, the practicalities of the matter is that the states just do not have enough money to incarcerate Drunk Drivers unless they have some type of violence attached. I am sure that the officer has been taking some ribbing for being peed on by this guy.

    Reminds me of a case where a traffic situation escalated after a person refused to quit picking boogers out of his nose and lets just say that when the guy tried to comply by taking the ticket and signing the same the officer took offense of the boogers to be exact and arrested him for attempted exchanged of bodily fluids.

    The Officer became rightfully became known as the Booger man. He regretted writing the ticket for this as the case was dismissed.

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