Ald. Bob Donovan
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Reckless driving claims Dean of MU College of Business Administration

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan February 12, 2020

By - Feb 12th, 2020 11:21 am

The Marquette University community today is mourning the loss of its Dean of Business Administration, Dr. Joe Daniels, after he was struck and killed last night while crossing the street near N. 10th St. and W. Wisconsin Ave.

I am saddened by the sudden and senseless loss of Dr. Daniels – someone who inspired students for decades at Marquette – and I offer my sincere condolences to his family, friends, and colleagues.

The female driver of the vehicle was operating at a high rate of speed at the time of the collision, according to police. She stayed on scene and was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.

Additionally, last night a second pedestrian was killed by an alleged intoxicated driver – this when an incident occurred near N. 25th and W. Clybourn.

I not only offer my sympathies to the Daniels family, I offer them to the loved ones of the second victim and indeed to ALL of the families of the victims of Milwaukee’s reckless driving epidemic. It pains me to say this, but our reckless driving problem is literally and figuratively killing the City of Milwaukee!

While I applaud the collaborative efforts of Milwaukee Police with the State Patrol and the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office to combat reckless and intoxicated driving, something more needs to be done. I urge everyone to support proposed bills in Madison that would toughen the penalties for drunk driving and for reckless driving. We need those to pass as soon as possible.

But I also want to AGAIN call on the courts to do their job in protecting our citizens. Until the judges and the courts step up and stiffen up, I don’t see our reckless (and drunk) driving problems going away anytime soon.

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Reckless driving claims Dean of MU College of Business Administration

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan February 12, 2020

One thought on “Reckless driving claims Dean of MU College of Business Administration”

  1. mkwagner says:

    Might I remind Donovan that the penalty for DUIs has gotten much more stringent, but that doesn’t seem to have a significant effect on the problem. In fact, getting “tougher on DUIs and reckless driving” is nothing more than a game of wack-a-mole. Instead of digging down to understand the root causes, Donovan simply wants to throw more money at justice system and jails to solve what amounts to a societal problem.

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