Sober woman arrested for DWI after deputy rolls stop sign

Posted at 11:46 AM, May 02, 2014
and last updated 2014-05-02 11:50:06-04

MILWAUKEE, Wisc. (WTVR) – “It was a miracle I wasn’t paralyzed,” Tanya Weyker said about her February 2013 collision with a Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Deputy.

Tanya Weyker suffered a broken neck in the crash.

Tanya Weyker suffered a broken neck in the crash.

The deputy, video proved, rolled through a stop sign and T-boned Weyker’s car. However Weyker, 25, was charged with drunk driving, according to a report on

After the crash, Weyker said she told deputies she’d taken a few sips of a friend’s drink that night. When a deputy asked why her eyes looked red and glassy, Weyker said she told him he had been crying. She also told him she had taken Vicodin after she had her Wisdom teeth removed the week before.

Weyker’s injuries were so severe, deputies could not perform a field sobriety test. She was arrested anyway, on five separate charges including drunk driving causing injury.

“They made me into this criminal,” she said. “I knew I was innocent this whole time.”

In the weeks after the crash,  test results showed Weyker had no alcohol nor drugs in her system, reported.

Weyker has since filed a complaint against the deputy who arrested her who, she claimed, made up his version of the story to protect himself.