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Call from witness leads to drunk driving charges for 1

There are a variety of scenarios in which a person may exhibit erratic behavior while driving. When witnesses place a call about a driver who is drifting in and out of lanes of traffic, law enforcement agents are obligated to investigate the matter. A 54-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of drunk driving during a traffic stop that took place under similar circumstances in Wisconsin.

Authorities advised that the incident began when a witness called in to report a possible drunk driver who was operating a vehicle with a child inside. Upon locating the vehicle in question, police proceeded to initiate a routine traffic stop. During the stop, field sobriety tests were conducted, and after he allegedly failed to perform the tests in a satisfactory manner, police began to administer a breath test.

1 facing drunk driving charges following incident at intersection

With the inherent reduction in visibility associated with driving at night, those who travel during this time may have more difficulty spotting a traffic sign until it is too late. Unfortunately, there could be consequences to running through a stop sign, and even if a collision doesn't occur, a similar incident could leave a person facing criminal allegations. A woman has been accused of drunk driving after allegedly running a stop sign and almost hitting a police car in Wisconsin.

According to police, the incident took place just after 2 a.m. on a recent Sunday as two officers came to a halt at a stop sign. While waiting at the intersection, they claim that a woman ran through the stop sign and came close to striking the squad car head-on. After attempting to initiate a traffic stop, police assert that she tried to flee the scene before coming to a stop in a nearby driveway and exiting her vehicle.

Man faces drunk driving charges after collision with semi

Following a motor vehicle accident, it might not be all that uncommon for individuals to appear shaken up or unsteady on their feet. However, in collisions that occur in the early hours of the day, similar behavioral patterns could give authorities cause to suspect the presence of impairment. A Wisconsin man has been accused of drunk driving after allegedly crashing into a tractor-trailer while traveling at a high rate of speed.

Authorities received reports of the incident just after 4 a.m. on a recent Wednesday. Upon arriving at the scene, they claim to have found the man's vehicle embedded within the trailer of the semi. During an investigation of the incident, authorities allegedly discovered that his vehicle had struck the semi after it had veered into another lane of traffic while traveling at a high rate of speed.

1 arrested on suspicion of drunk driving in Wisconsin

While allegations of driving under the influence may most commonly be associated with the consumption of alcohol, this isn't always the case with similar charges. Substances such as prescription medications can also inhibit a person's ability to operate a motor vehicle, and if an accident occurs, it could leave him or her facing drunk driving charges. A 35-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of operating a vehicle while intoxicated after a recent traffic stop in Wisconsin.

Law enforcement agents claim the incident began when an officer allegedly witnessed a vehicle hit a utility pole on a recent Wednesday night. The officer asserts that the woman didn't stop after striking the pole, and a traffic stop was initiated soon thereafter. Upon pulling the car over and approaching the driver, the officer asserts the woman subsequently fell asleep behind the wheel of her vehicle.

That prescription medication you took could lead to a DUI

When you think about driving under the influence, your thoughts probably go to the same place as most other people -- alcohol. Your second thought may include illicit drugs such as marijuana, heroin or cocaine, among other things.

More than likely, you would never have thought about prescription or over-the-counter drugs. Many people fail to realize that their prescription medication or an over-the-counter medicine could cause them to face DUI charges.

Crash during early hours leads to allegations of drunk driving

Motorcycles are inherently smaller than other motor vehicles and are thus significantly more difficult to notice on the road. With the reduction in vision that accompanies driving at night, spotting a motorcycle can be all the more difficult. Unfortunately, a 33-year-old woman has been accused of drunk driving following a recent accident that is said to have taken place under similar circumstances in Wisconsin.

The accident reportedly took place at around 2 a.m. on a recent Saturday was a motorcyclist was slowing down to make a left turn. Upon approaching the turn, his bike was suddenly rear-ended by another vehicle. None of the occupants within the vehicle were harmed in the accident, and while the motorcyclist was taken to a hospital for treatment of unspecified injuries, he was reportedly released later on.

Traffic incident leads to drunk driving charges for Wisconsin man

While facing allegations of unlawful activity can be stressful enough as is, facing them in conjunction with a family emergency is probably an overwhelming experience for most people. The average person may lack the necessary experience to know how to handle a similar circumstance, potentially prompting a need for guidance in preparing for what comes next. A Wisconsin man has been accused of drunk driving after his children allegedly fell out of a moving vehicle without his knowledge.

Law enforcement agents claim to have received reports of an incident where two young children had fallen out of a moving van. Upon arriving at the scene, emergency personnel transported the kids to a medical facility for treatment. While one child was reportedly released from the hospital soon thereafter, authorities assert the other was transported to another facility for additional care.

Wisconsin woman accused of drunk driving with child in her lap

Many parents may see little harm in letting a child pretend to operate a vehicle while it is parked in a driveway. Regardless of whether that is a good idea, allowing him or her access to the steering wheel while out on the road is never advisable. A 41-year-old woman has recently been accused of drunk driving after allegedly placing her 12-year-old child in her lap and letting her steer while driving on an interstate in Wisconsin.

Law enforcement agents were called out to investigate reports of a vehicle that was allegedly drifting in and out of lanes on an interstate while traveling at speeds of around 70 mph. Police also assert that several witnesses saw the driver of the vehicle allow a child to sit in her lap and steer the vehicle. After locating the vehicle in question, authorities proceeded to initiate a traffic stop and claim to have caught a strong scent of alcohol upon speaking with the driver.

1 accused of drunk driving after drifting into wrong lane

With no more than a few seconds of distraction, a vehicle can travel several hundred feet or even enter the opposite lane of traffic. Unfortunately, when police encounter a driver who has drifted into the wrong lane, they might be more inclined to suspect the presence of impairment, especially late at night. A 59-year-old woman is reportedly facing drunk driving charges following a traffic stop that took place under similar circumstances in Wisconsin.

According to law enforcement agents, the incident occurred at around 11 p.m. when they encountered a vehicle that was traveling in the wrong lane. Upon attempting to initiate a traffic stop, police advised the woman was quick to comply and that the incident didn't result in a collision. During the stop, they claim that field sobriety tests were administered, which they assert she failed to perform in a satisfactory manner.

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The same should be true for the advice you seek following your recent DUI arrest. Too often, legal professionals who have little experience defending drivers facing DUI charges have misconceptions about these cases that may leave your rights dangerously unprotected.

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