I'm not going to defend his actions because they are simply indefensible. He screwed up.
And predictably, the cheap shot artists and the hate-filled have been having a field day attacking Zielinski day in and day out.
With the frenzy they were working themselves into, one just knew that it was only a matter of time before one of the right wing nut jobs went over the line and made an utter ass out of themselves.
Unsurprisingly, that idiot turned out to be Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, who tweeted this:
It might have been funnier if it weren't for the fact that Clarke had is own little issue of driving drunk.
Then again, Zielinski might have wished Clarke was the officer that found him, since Clarke seems to have a soft spot for drunk drivers, to the point of personally trying to help them out of snowbanks.
Someone must have tipped Clarke off that he opened himself up for ridicule because he quickly reached out to Media Trackkkers and issued a "clarification":
UPDATE: Sheriff Clarke elaborated to Media Trackers on his tweet saying, “It is a common request when a Milwaukee resident is arrested in another county that they ask to serve their sentence in the county where they live.”I got news for Clarke - it's also common that a county sheriff act with decorum and dignity as opposed to acting like an adolescent and immature bully.