Criminal Case Delayed for Group Home Driver
Posted by PKSD Law Firm on Jan 27, 2009 in Drunken Driving Accidents
The criminal case against Paul G. Porter was delayed so that two cases can be combined when he returns to Milwaukee County Circuit Court in February. Porter was charged with drunk driving and injuring group home residents in a crash last Thanksgiving.
After spending the holiday with their families, the disabled residents were supposed to be picked up by Porter and taken back to their respective group homes in Milwaukee and Brown Deer.
Unfortunately, Porter had been smoking marijuana and drinking beer at one of the group homes before he began the pick-up service. Just before midnight, Porter crashed the van into a parked car.
Porter and five of the six passengers suffered minor injuries. The police werent contacted until more than 90 minutes later, after two of the passengers walked a mile and a half to their group home.
Before being taken into custody, Porter had a full can of beer in his pocket and a blood-alcohol level of 0.24.
Porter was an employee of Mt. Castle Corp. The Milwaukee-based company runs nine residential facilities for developmentally disabled adults in Milwaukee, Brown Deer and Mequon.
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