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Various factors that could influence the results of a breath test

Being accused of operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol can be a scary and stressful process. Individuals in Wisconsin who are suspected of driving while impaired may be asked to perform a variety of tests, one of which might involve taking a breath test. While Breathalyzers are intended to detect the presence of impairment, there may be a variety of factors that could influence their results.

A breath test is a common test that is used to approximate a person's blood alcohol content. However, the results of these tests might not always be accurate and studies indicate that in some cases, portable Breathalyzer devices can have a potential margin of error of up to 15 percent. Experts also indicate that the results of these tests are only ever an approximation of one's blood alcohol content and that there are a variety of factors that could impact their results.

Ignition interlock device leads to drunk driving charges for 1

Many individuals have encountered a circumstance in life that has required them to install an ignition interlock device in their vehicles. These devices may help allow them to continue to use their vehicles to travel to and from their required destinations. A recent incident in which an interlock ignition device caused a woman's hazard lights to start flashing has reportedly left her facing drunk driving charges in Wisconsin.

The incident is said to have occurred on a recent Wednesday after officers claimed to have encountered a vehicle with flashing hazard lights. Authorities also assert that the driver was honking the horn of the vehicle. As officers investigated the situation, the driver allegedly informed them that her interlock ignition device was indicating the presence of a violation.

Man facing felony drunk driving charges in Wisconsin

There may be few scenarios in life as stressful and intimidating as being involved in a traffic stop. Should a similar incident leave a person facing allegations of wrongdoing, the process may become even more daunting and the outcome of the situation could have a lingering impact on one's future. A recent traffic stop in Wisconsin has reportedly left a man facing multiple charges, including allegations of drunk driving.

Law enforcement agents advised that the incident occurred on a recent Saturday morning. While no further information was provided as to what led authorities to initiate a traffic stop, they say they pulled a vehicle over on the off-ramp of a local interstate. During the stop, officers allegedly noticed the driver was exhibiting numerous signs of impairment and began to administer field sobriety tests.

1 accused of drunk driving after falling asleep in vehicle

Driver fatigue continues to be a major concern for many individuals. Those who feel the effects of fatigue setting in while operating a motor vehicle may feel that pulling off the road and resting is the safest decision to make. Unfortunately, a recent incident in which authorities claim to have found a driver asleep behind the wheel of a car in Wisconsin has left a 32-year-old man in custody on suspicion of drunk driving.

Law enforcement agents claim the incident began after they found a driver asleep behind the wheel of a vehicle just before 2 a.m. on a recent Saturday. They also assert that his vehicle had come to a halt in the wrong lane of traffic. Upon approaching the vehicle, police assert that they were forced to bang on the driver side window and rock the car before they were able to get a response.

2 face drunk driving charges after parking on the side of a road

There may be a multitude of scenarios in which a driver may feel it necessary to pull off the side of the road. A vehicle malfunction or a medical emergency are just two examples of circumstances that could prompt a similar response. A recent incident in which authorities pulled over to check on two motorcycle riders under similar circumstances has left two men accused of drunk driving in Wisconsin.

The incident is said to have taken place on a recent Sunday morning after authorities claim to have encountered two motorcycles parked on the side of the road. Upon stopping to check on the riders, authorities claim to have discovered both men to be exhibiting signs of impairment. Although no further details were provided as to what might have led to this conclusion, officers reportedly initiated field sobriety tests soon thereafter.

Drunk driving charges follow traffic stop for speeding

One person has been arrested and is facing multiple charges after being accused of operating a vehicle while impaired during a recent traffic stop in Wisconsin. Those who stand accused of drunk driving under similar circumstances could choose to prepare for what comes next by focusing on forming a strong defense. However, since the process can be stressful and intimidating, those facing similar charges might need guidance in understanding all their available options.

According to reports, the incident began on a recent Tuesday after authorities say they encountered a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed on a local interstate. While attempting to catch up to the vehicle, they claim to have witnessed the driver nearly collide with another car. A traffic stop was initiated shortly thereafter, and during the stop, police say the driver appeared to be exhibiting numerous signs of impairment.

Traffic stop in construction zone leads to DUI charges

Receiving a citation for speeding can be a stressful experience under any circumstances. Should this occur within a construction zone, the penalties associated with a speeding ticket could increase substantially. An incident in which a 22-year-old woman was pulled over under similar circumstances in Wisconsin has also left her facing DUI charges.

The incident is said to have taken place on a recent Monday just before 2:30 p.m. Law enforcement agents claim to have initiated a traffic stop after encountering a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed while in a construction zone. While it remains unclear how they came to suspect the presence of impairment, they report that the woman was taken to a hospital for a blood draw after refusing to comply with requests to perform field sobriety tests.

Domestic disturbance call leads to drunk driving charges

It might not be uncommon for couples to experience some level of conflict over the course of a relationship. Following a heated argument, emotions can run high and any feelings of anger or frustration could impact the decisions one makes. Following a recent call about a domestic dispute, a 22-year-old man in Wisconsin was arrested and accused of drunk driving after police say he collided with a building while attempting to evade a traffic stop.

The incident is said to have taken place after authorities responded to reports of a domestic disturbance at around 11 p.m. on a recent Wednesday. After arriving at the location, police say that a woman told them she had been arguing with her partner when he suddenly broke a nearby window before getting in a vehicle and leaving the scene. They also assert that the woman claimed the man had consumed alcohol prior to getting behind the wheel.

Car trouble leaves 1 facing drunk driving charges in Wisconsin

Many individuals have experienced the trials of having a vehicle break down in traffic. A similar situation can have a devastating impact on one's plans for the rest of the day and the ramifications of having to put a car in the repair shop can be financially draining. A recent incident in which a man's vehicle stopped working in Wisconsin reportedly led to a traffic stop that left him facing drunk driving charges.

The incident reportedly began on a recent Monday morning after police claim to have received a call about a slow moving vehicle. Upon locating the vehicle, authorities say they proceeded to initiate a routine traffic stop. During the stop, the driver allegedly informed them that his vehicle had stopped working while on the way home from a truck stop and a tow truck was called out to the scene.

Parking lot crash leads to drunk driving charges for 1

While being involved in an accident can be a stressful process, attempting to flee the scene is never advisable. Not only could such an action be viewed as an admission of guilt, but it could also act to increase the severity of the situation. A 38-year-old man was recently arrested and accused of drunk driving after allegedly attempting to evade authorities by jumping into a nearby lake in Wisconsin.

Authorities assert the incident began on a recent Friday night after two security guards claimed to have witnessed a driver run through a red light. After parking their car at a local establishment later on, they assert the same vehicle crashed into their car while attempting to back out of a parking space. While speaking with the driver, they claim to have caught a strong odor of intoxicants emanating from the man and proceeded to call for help.

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