Milwaukee County Deputy Arrested For Drunken Driving

A Milwaukee County sheriff's deputy was arrested for drunken driving after the department issued stern warnings to the public not to drink and drive on St. Patrick's Day.

An arrest report says Christopher Conell begged a Hales Corners police officer not to arrest him Monday and told him he was making a big mistake.

The 35-year-old Conell is a 12-year veteran of the sheriff's department. The report says Conell was combative during the arrest and threatened to harm himself.

It says Conell failed a field sobriety test and that his blood alcohol level was .22 percent, nearly three times the legal limit in Wisconsin.

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke released a statement saying, "It's embarrassing when the kind of behavior we implore the public not to engage in, is exhibited by one of our own law enforcement officers."