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Late-night traffic stop leaves 1 accused of drunk driving

Law enforcement agents may choose to initiate a routine traffic stop under a variety of circumstances. Drivers who are traveling beyond the speed limit or exhibiting improper lane control may experience a similar incident, and they could feel somewhat intimidated or unnerved by the process. A recent traffic stop that took place in Wisconsin has resulted in the arrest of a man who stands accused of drunk driving.

According to reports, authorities initiated a traffic stop just after 3 a.m. on a recent Sunday after allegedly encountering a vehicle that was speeding and drifting in and out of a lane. Upon approaching the vehicle, authorities assert that there were three individuals inside, two of whom were kids. They also claim to have caught a strong scent of alcohol coming from the driver during this period, and field sobriety tests were initiated.

1 accused of drunk driving twice within 3 hours in Wisconsin

A 47-year-old woman is facing multiple charges after she was arrested twice within a three hour period on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol in Wisconsin. Facing multiple drunk driving charges can be a stressful process, and without the necessary legal experience, the average person may be uncertain how best to handle the situation. Those who encounter a similar circumstance could choose to prepare for what comes next by seeking guidance from a defense attorney.

According to reports, the incident began when authorities claimed to have initiated a traffic stop after encountering a vehicle with a defective headlight at around 2:15 a.m. on a recent Saturday. For reasons that remain unclear, authorities came to believe the woman was under the influence of alcohol at the time. She was taken into custody soon thereafter, and was released into the custody of her husband just over two hours later.

Wisconsin man arrested on suspicion of drunk driving

While making an illegal U-turn may seem harmless at times, a similar decision could give authorities cause to initiate a traffic stop. In many cases, a moving violation may lead to little more than a warning or a monetary fine, but it could also give authorities time to further investigate suspicion of unlawful behavior. A 45-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of drunk driving following a recent traffic stop in Wisconsin.

According to reports, the incident took place on a recent Monday when authorities claim to have witnessed a driver making an illegal U-turn. They also assert that the driver was exhibiting difficulty maintaining proper lane control, and a traffic stop was initiated soon thereafter. Upon approaching the vehicle, police assert that a strong scent of alcohol was emanating from within and that the driver was exhibiting signs of impairment.

Fatal pedestrian accident leaves 1 accused of drunk driving

Being involved in a fatal motor vehicle accident can be a harrowing experience. Those who survive the crash may have to live with the memory of it throughout the remainder of life, which can be challenging enough on its own. Unfortunately, a man has been accused of drunk driving following a recent fatal collision in which he struck and killed a pedestrian in Wisconsin.

The incident is said to have occurred on a recent Monday at around 9 p.m. when authorities received reports of a pedestrian-related collision. Upon arriving at the scene, police claim to have found a man laying in the road with severe injuries. He was rushed to a medical facility for treatment soon thereafter, but he was unfortunately pronounced dead just over an hour later.

When can an officer make a DUI arrest?

Police are always on the alert for criminal activity. They are trained to notice suspicious behavior and to investigate within the boundaries of the law. For example, the driver of any car at any given moment may be under the influence of drugs or alcohol, but an officer cannot pull a vehicle over unless he or she has a reasonable suspicion that the driver is impaired.

If a police officer pulls you over and arrests you for drunk driving, you may have many questions and concerns about what will happen next. However, your attorney may be more interested in what happened before, particularly the moments leading up to the officer's decision to stop your vehicle.

2-car crash leaves 1 facing drunk driving charges

There are a multitude of scenarios in which a motor vehicle accident could take place. Struggles with fatigue or a lack of concentration are just two instances in which a driver could lose control of a vehicle, and in that brief moment, avoiding a collision can be challenging. Unfortunately, a 25-year-old man has been accused of drunk driving following a recent two-vehicle crash in Wisconsin.

According to reports, law enforcement agents received information of a multiple-car collision that occurred on a local interstate on a recent Sunday night. Police claim that initial investigations suggest that the driver of a car had suddenly struck the side of a nearby vehicle, causing both vehicles to overturn and roll off the road. Upon arriving at the scene, emergency responders extracted the other driver from within his vehicle and transported him to a medical facility for treatment.

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.

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