Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office
Press Release

Suspect Arrested on 2nd OWI and Child Neglect

The driver of the vehicle was later identified as Neishia Rockiett, age 31.

By - Jul 9th, 2019 05:35 pm

Milwaukee, WI – (July 9th, 2019) The Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) is committed to keeping our expressways safe from intoxicated drivers.

On Tuesday, July 9, at 8:50 a.m., a vehicle crashed on southbound I-43 at West National Ave.  MCSO Deputies arrived on scene and observed a vehicle resting on the right barrier wall. The vehicle had air bags deployed on both the driver and passenger sides.  The driver of the vehicle was later identified as Neishia Rockiett, age 31. Two minor children were also in the vehicle. Neither child was wearing a seat belt.

The driver and both children were transported to a local hospital. One child was treated for non-life-threatening injuries and has since been discharged from the hospital.

Ms. Rockiett exhibited multiple signs of impairment and refused to perform standard field sobriety tests when asked. She was taken into custody and faces charges including felony child neglect, misdemeanor child neglect and OWI – 2nd with minor passengers under the age of 16.

For more information, contact Faithe Colas, Director of Public Affairs and Community Engagement at 414-639-5506 or

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