Woman arrested for drunken driving, domestic violence with 8 children in the car

CREATED Aug 20, 2013

  • Print
  • Play

MILWAUKEE - A grandmother was arrested for drunken driving Saturday after a family argument at a local park.

Police were called by a man Saturday saying his wife and members of her family had assaulted him at Kern Park following an argument during a family reunion.

The wife, Retha Mae McCoy, allegedly began hitting her husband during the argument and members of her family joined in, kicking and punching him. Their eight grandchildren, aged 1 through 16, were in the car, and when the oldest one attempted to help her grandfather, she was hit in the face.

When police arrived, they smelled alcohol on McCoy's breath and found her blood alcohol content was .09. She was arrested for her 2nd OWI and Battery - Domestic Violence-related. If she is convicted of both crimes, she could face up to one year and three months in prison.

The rest of the family fled following the assault.

According to police, McCoy has an extensive criminal history and her previous OWI conviction was in October 2007.