On Sunday, August 03, 2014 a police officer in Wisconsin observed a car in front of him drift left-of-center into oncoming traffic. The officer quickly pulled the car over and came across Heather Basten, 29, and Travis Husnik, 33, both had admitted to drinking and neither had a valid drivers license.
After determining that both had warrants out for their arrest and conducting field sobriety tests on Basten and finding a syringe in her purse after a search, police put the couple in the back of a squad car.
On their way to a local hospital, before being taken to the police station for processing one of the arresting officers pulled over his squad car when he observed the couple having sex in the back seat. The officer opened the rear drivers side door and ordered Husnik to get out of the vehicle, which he did with pants falling down to his ankles.
Via The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
The prosecutor called it “a little disgusting,” and Oconto County Circuit Judge Jay Conley appeared to struggle with an appropriate sentence for Husnik.
“I’m getting to be a pretty old guy and I’ve never seen that situation in my legal life,” he said during a September sentencing hearing, the Press-Gazette reported. “It’s not like you have a lot of law school courses or training on what do you sentence a guy who has sex in a squad car.”
Weighing Husnik’s criminal record — Husnik has 19 convictions, four of them felonies — Conley sentenced Husnik to 90 days in jail.
“The process of being arrested is supposed to be somewhat unpleasant,” the judge said. “And you end up having a tryst.”
Besides disorderly conduct, Basten, the driver of the car, pleaded guilty to operating while intoxicated.
Without comment, Oconto County Circuit Judge Michael T. Judge sentenced her to time served and to pay a fine of $793. Read More…