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1 faces drunk driving charges following motorcycle crash

Even a minor error in judgment while operating a motorcycle can have disastrous results. Accidents involving motorcycles run a greater risk of causing injuries to the rider and those who experience a similar life event may be left facing a lengthy recovery period. A recent motorcycle accident in Wisconsin in which a 50-year-old man suffered a head injury has also left him facing drunk driving charges.

Law enforcement agents advised the incident began on a recent Wednesday night after they received reports of a motorcycle accident. Upon arriving at the scene, officers say they found the rider of the bike suffering from a head injury and barely holding on to consciousness. While investigating the crash, police say that a search of his records uncovered that he was operating on a suspended license due to nine previous offenses for driving under the influence.

1 faces felony drunk driving charges in Wisconsin

In some cases, it could take little more than the words of another party to launch an investigation into allegations of unlawful behavior. Being the subject of such an investigation could prove intimidating enough as is, and the situation may only increase in severity should criminal charges be filed. A call from a witness that prompted an incident leading to a traffic stop in Wisconsin has reportedly left a 56-year-old man facing felony drunk driving charges.

Law enforcement agents assert the incident began when a witness called in with a complaint about a possible drunk driver. Upon locating the vehicle in question, authorities claim to have initiated a traffic stop after allegedly catching the driver perform an improper stop. While speaking with the driver, officers claim that he informed them he was operating without a valid driver's license and that he had consumed an unspecified amount of alcohol prior to getting behind the wheel of the car.

Traffic violation leaves 1 facing drunk driving charges

While many newer vehicle models come with automatic activation for headlights, some drivers may still be forced to activate their lights the old fashioned way. In some cases, a person may forget to activate the headlights at night and in well-lit areas, it can be difficult to determine if one's lights are even on. A traffic stop that was initiated under similar circumstances in Wisconsin has reportedly left a 39-year-old woman accused of drunk driving.

Law enforcement agents claim to have encountered a person who was operating a vehicle without the use of headlights on a recent Sunday at around 3:30 a.m. Officers say they attempted to initiate a traffic stop shortly thereafter but claim that the driver failed to comply. Police say she eventually came to a stop after allegedly turning onto a nearby interstate ramp while heading in the wrong direction.

Man accused of drunk driving 3 times within 30 days

Navigating the criminal justice system can be a complex and intimidating process. Without the necessary legal experience, those who face criminal charges may feel somewhat overwhelmed by the process and in need of guidance. A 26-year-old man is reportedly in custody after being accused of drunk driving on three separate occasions within the past 30 days in Wisconsin.

According to reports, the first incident took place after authorities claimed to have encountered a vehicle that was drifting in and out of the lanes of traffic. The driver of this car was reportedly arrested shortly thereafter on suspicion of driving under the influence. Nearly three weeks later, police say they pulled the same man over and arrested him for drunk driving after spotting him operating a vehicle in the wrong lane of traffic.

Road rage complaint leads to drunk driving charges for 1

Road rage is a major concern for many drivers and the decisions one makes while under the effects of anger could carry consequences. Similar behavioral patterns can lead to potentially dangerous driving behaviors such as tailgating or reckless driving. Unfortunately, a recent incident in which witnesses claim to have encountered an angry driver has left a 43-year-old man in Wisconsin accused of drunk driving.

According to reports, the incident began after police received complaints of a possible road rage incident. Witnesses say that the driver of a truck was following closely behind other vehicles and rapidly shifting lanes and assert that he almost caused several accidents to occur. At some point, the man allegedly pulled over to confront another driver and proceeded to speed off after a verbal altercation ensued.

High-speed pursuit leads to drunk driving charges for 1

Navigating the criminal justice system can be a stressful and intimidating process. Without the necessary legal experience, those who face criminal charges may feel somewhat overwhelmed and in need of guidance in understanding their rights and available options. A 27-year-old man could be in search of such advice after he was accused of drunk driving following an alleged police pursuit that is said to have taken place in Wisconsin.

According to reports, law enforcement agents claim the incident began when the driver of a vehicle struck a squad car and proceeded to flee the scene at around 3:30 a.m. on a recent Saturday. They claim this initiated a brief pursuit that was allegedly called off after the driver reached speeds in excess of 130 mph. Police claim to have located the vehicle shortly thereafter and say that they were able to bring the pursuit to an end with use of stop sticks.

Single-vehicle crash leads to drunk driving charges for 1

Being involved in a serious motor vehicle accident can be a scary and haunting experience. Those who suffer severe harm under similar circumstances could be left facing a variety of hardships in life, such as a long road to recovery and extensive medical bills. A recent single-vehicle accident in Wisconsin that injured a 39-year-old man has also left him facing drunk driving charges.

Authorities have advised that the accident took place after 3:30 p.m. on a recent Friday. According to reports, the crash occurred when the driver of a southbound vehicle lost control and veered off the road. His vehicle reportedly collided with a tree shortly thereafter, and he was subsequently airlifted to a medical facility for treatment of injuries.

Report of stolen animal leads to drunk driving charges

Many individuals may think of their dogs or cats as more than just pets and instead consider them members of the family. Should one feel that another party has harmed or taken this extended family member, he or she may choose to notify authorities and initiate an investigation. Unfortunately, a call about the possible kidnapping of a dog has led to drunk driving charges for a 50-year-old man in Wisconsin.

Authorities received reports of the possible kidnapping of a dog at around 4 p.m. on a recent Sunday. According to reports, a man had filed a complaint stating that he believed his neighbors had taken his dog. He allegedly informed authorities that he had driven around the block in search of his dog and that upon locating the animal at the home of his neighbors, he stated that they were attempting to claim ownership.

1 faces drunk driving charges for 4th time following traffic stop

Being involved in a routine traffic stop can be a daunting experience under any circumstance. Should such an incident lead authorities to suspect the presence of additional forms of unlawful behavior, a traffic citation may be the least of one's concerns. A recent traffic stop in Wisconsin has reportedly left a 61-year-old man in custody facing drunk driving charges.

Law enforcement agents say they initiated a routine traffic stop at around 9:20 p.m. on a recent Monday. While the reasons behind the incident remain unclear, during the stop, they claim the driver of the vehicle was exhibiting signs of impairment. While no further information was given as to what led to this conclusion, police say that an investigation was initiated to determine the possible presence of impairment.

Wisconsin considers stiffer OWI penalties

Drunk driving arrests and alcohol-related accidents are nothing new in Wisconsin. In fact, you may read about them often enough to think that they are a normal part of life. However, there is seldom a person involved in an alcohol-related incident that does not live with many negative repercussions.

Nevertheless, Wisconsin has a reputation for being one of the most lenient states when it comes to drunk driving laws. You may even know of some people who seemed to receive little more than traffic tickets after police pulled them over for impaired driving. However, 2019 could be the year that changes that perception.

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