MILWAUKEE, Wisc. (WTKR) – “It was a miracle I wasn’t paralyzed,” Tanya Weyker said about her February 2013 collision with a Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Deputy.
The deputy, caught on video, rolled through a stop sign and T-boned Weyker’s car. However Weyker, 25, was charged with drunk driving, according to a report from Fox6Now.com.
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. According to the report, 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, Fox6Now.com reported.
She has since filed a complaint against the deputy who arrested her who, she claimed, made up his version of the story to protect himself, the report says.