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1 accused DUI after allegedly driving in wrong lane in Wisconsin

Operating a vehicle on the wrong side of the road is probably a sure fire way to get pulled over. In addition to accusing a motorist of a traffic violation, authorities may also have increased suspicions of driver impairment under similar circumstances. A 58-year-old man is reportedly facing multiple charges, including DUI, after a recent traffic stop in Wisconsin.

On a recent Wednesday around 10 p.m., authorities claim to have came upon a vehicle that was travelling in the wrong lane of traffic. Upon approaching the location from the same lane of traffic, they assert that the vehicle was only travelling around five miles per hour. A traffic stop was then initiated, during which they claim the man was unable to perform field sobriety tests in a satisfactory manner.

Wisconsin man facing sixth DUI charge after recent arrest

Countless individuals have been accused of driving under the influence of alcohol following the conduction of field sobriety tests over the years. Although often used as a tool to indicate intoxication, similar tests, such as a breath test, are hardly infallible. A Wisconsin man was recently arrested for DUI outside of an apartment building following similar tests after an officer claimed to have witnessed him operating a vehicle earlier in the day.

According to reports, an officer says he saw the man driving a truck in a parking lot and learned that the man did not have a valid driver's license. Police allegedly located the same truck at a nearby apartment complex and approached the man outside of the building. They claim to have noticed an odor of alcohol on him, and he allegedly admitted to drinking earlier that day.

Wisconsin man currently facing 2 drunk driving charges

The penalties for driving under the influence of alcohol are serious, and become more severe with each successive offense. Those who are accused of repeated drunk driving offenses often find the subsequent process stressful and intimidating. An 18-year-old man in Wisconsin is facing two drunk driving charges, both of which are said to have occurred within the span of a few hours.

Police claim to have received report of an accident involving a vehicle that had struck a nearby lightpole. The driver claimed to have lost control of the car while attempting to make a phone call. He allegedly informed police that he was traveling home from a graduation party. Police assert that field sobriety and breath tests were conducted, and he was taken into custody shortly after.

2 facing DUI charges in Wisconsin following Memorial Day weekend

Countless individuals travel to see friends and families over holiday weekends. In some cases, gatherings of this nature may involve alcohol. While perhaps fun at the time, those who choose to drive after such an occasion could find themselves facing DUI charges. Two drivers in Wisconsin are now facing a similar situation after allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol during Memorial Day weekend.

The arrests occurred just a few hours apart, the first of which taking place after an officer claimed to have witnessed a van driving erratically. After initiating a traffic stop, the officer claims a breath test indicated she was over the legal driving limit, leading to her arrest. If convicted, this would reportedly be her second offense, and she could face additional charges in relation to the fact that there were children present in the vehicle.

Woman accused of DUI after allegedly speeding up to 100 mph

A traffic stop for excessive speeding is serious enough on its own. However, when additional charges are added on top of this accusation, the potential consequences could be significantly more severe, especially if it involves a DUI. A Wisconsin woman is likely focused on her criminal defense following a recent traffic stop under similar circumstances, in which she has been accused of driving under the influence.

A sheriff's deputy claims that just before midnight a vehicle flew past him at a high rate of speed on Interstate 43. He says he followed the vehicle until it came to a stop, asserting that the driver was moving as fast as 100 mph while exhibiting erratic behavior. Upon approaching the woman, she allegedly claimed to have consumed one beer prior to the incident, although a breath test allegedly showed her to be over the legal driving limit.

A BUI can really take the wind out of your captain's sails

Many Wisconsin boat captains enjoy adventurous and successful careers on the water. Boat handling skills and seamanship are no doubt essential qualities most experienced boat captains possess. It may be great fun to interact with passengers and crew members while maintaining a professional and astute disposition as you guide a vessel to its destination. There are certain situations, however, that can be very dangerous on a river or lake. In fact, anytime someone takes to the water, there's a certain amount of risk involved.

If you're the captain, you're responsible for your own safety, as well as that of your crew and anyone traveling aboard. Therefore, you're obligated to avoid participating in any sort of negligent behavior that places personal safety of others at risk. Boating under the influence of alcohol or drugs can turn an exciting and pleasant sea journey into a disastrous situation.

1 accused of drunk driving after car gets stuck on train tracks

Wisconsin police recently arrested an individual after allegedly receiving a report of suspicious activity just after 2 a.m. on a recent Tuesday. Countless individuals have been accused of a crime around the early hours of the morning, in which many view as a common time for criminal activity. The man in this scenario is now facing accusations for drunk driving.

After receiving the call, police claim that upon responding they found a vehicle that was apparently stuck on local train tracks. The driver of the vehicle, who was reportedly wearing a white shirt at the time, had allegedly left it on the tracks and fled the scene. Authorities assert that they were able to tow the vehicle before a train was scheduled to pass through the area.

Wisconsin woman accused of 5th drunk driving offense

Being accused of a crime can be stressful and overwhelming. Individuals who are charged with drunk driving face serious consequences that can impact numerous areas of life, personal and professional alike. If convicted of a similar crime in the past, the situation can be much more challenging to overcome. A woman was recently arrested in Wisconsin and accused of operating a vehicle while intoxicated, which would reportedly be her fifth offense.

In the early hours of the morning on a recent Saturday, a Wisconsin State Patrol trooper claimed to have come upon a vehicle that was parked in front of a traffic light. Asserting that the vehicle had been stationary for a while, the trooper apparently initiated a traffic stop. After initiating field sobriety tests, the trooper arrested the woman for allegedly operating her vehicle while intoxicated.

Woman accused of drunk driving with child in her lap steering car

Accusations for driving while intoxicated are severe in nature, especially when a child is involved. When there are previous charges of the like, an accused individual may face additional penalties if found guilty of drunk driving. A woman in Wisconsin may be facing similar charges after she was allegedly caught operating a vehicle with a child on her lap while intoxicated.

According to police, the woman was sighted driving on a local highway with a young child in her lap. They claim that the child appeared to be steering the vehicle, and subsequently initiated a traffic stop. The woman was allegedly unwilling to cooperate with authorities at first, and they claim that she exhibited several signs that often indicate intoxication. She apparently underwent field sobriety tests as well, which they claim she did not complete satisfactorily.

Do not lose your professional driving career to a DUI

Driving a commercial truck, though it is a demanding job, is a way that numerous Wisconsin residents earn a living. Unfortunately, you can quickly lose your commercial driver's license if you are ultimately convicted on a DUI charge.

Facing accusations of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol can be tough to take, but you do have the right to defend yourself. An experienced attorney can help you take the steps necessary to fight the charge so that you may be able to keep your professional driving career.

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