- Authorities say a Milwaukee alderman who was killed in
motorcycle crash was driving drunk.
say 56-year-old Joseph Dudzik died after his
Harley-Davidson motorcycle hit some construction
barricades on the city's southwest side about 11:30 p.m.
Thursday. He was thrown about 75 feet. Dudzik died at a
hospital early Friday.
outpouring of tributes from colleagues Friday, the
Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office said Dudzik had
a blood-alcohol level of 0.137 percent. Wisconsin's legal
limit is 0.08 percent. He died of blunt-force injuries
including a significant head injury. He was not wearing a
was elected to the Milwaukee Common Council in 2002 and
represented the 11th District. He worked for the city's
public works department more than 20 years.
survived by his wife and two sons.