MCSO captain arrested for OWI in Minnesota

CREATED Aug 19, 2014

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MILWAUKEE – A Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office captain has been relieved of her command duty and placed on administrative duty following her first OWI arrest on Sunday.

According to the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office, Catherine Trimboli, 41, was stopped at 2:30 a.m., in Red Wing, Minnesota, because her vehicle did not have tail lights on.

Deputies said Trimboli initially refused a PBT at the scene, showed her sheriff’s office credentials and asked to be let go as a “professional courtesy,” since she was only blocks from her hotel.  

"Showing her badge and asking to be given a pass aggravated this already bad situation," said Sheriff David Clarke in a statement.

Officials said when a supervising officer came to the scene, Trimboli agreed to perform the PBT and blew a .14.  

Trimboli was booked and released.  

"After the adjudication of the case in Minnesota and the internal investigation here that I have ordered, this captain will be held accountable and dealt with in an appropriate fashion," Clarke said.

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