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Alcohol, drugs commonly used by truck drivers to meet job demands

You may have had a number of reasons for choosing to become a truck driver. This route may have been one of the best options available, or you might have had family members already in the business. You may even have simply thought that your love of travel would suit the trucking industry.

After starting your job as a commercial truck driver, you may have come to realize all too quickly just how grueling the job really is. The long hours, days and weeks you are expected to drive can easily take a toll, but you may still feel as if you need to stay on the road longer in order to get the most compensation. As a result, you may be one of many truck drivers who turn to alcohol or drugs to meet the demands of the job.

Reports of car on fire lead to drunk driving charges for 1

Upon receiving reports of a possibly impaired driver, authorities are obligated to follow up and investigate the situation. Should the occupants of the vehicle be standing outside when police arrive, determining who was behind the wheel can be a challenging task. A recent incident in which a vehicle reportedly erupted in flames has left a 36-year-old woman facing drunk driving charges in Wisconsin.

Law enforcement agents say the incident took place after they received reports of a car that had caught fire on the off-ramp of a local highway. Upon arriving at the location, they claim to have located a vehicle with substantial damage to its front end and a cracked windshield. Although the vehicle was reportedly unoccupied at the time, they claim that a witness informed them the two occupants had walked to a nearby parking lot.

Motorcycle accident leads to drunk driving charges for 1

Even with the necessary safety gear in place, being involved in a motorcycle wreck can be a devastating experience. With accidents that don't involve other vehicles, law enforcement agents may be tasked with investigating the incident to determine the contributing factors. Unfortunately, a recent incident in which a woman fell off the back of a motorcycle in Wisconsin has left a man facing drunk driving charges.

Authorities received reports of an incident involving a motorcycle at around 4 p.m. on a recent Saturday. Initial investigations determined that a woman had been riding on the back of a motorcycle when, for unknown reasons, she suddenly fell off the back of the bike and onto the road. She reportedly suffered severe injuries in the accident and was taken to a medical facility for treatment.

Traffic stop in driveway leaves 1 facing drunk driving charges

When authorities receive reports of a vehicle drifting in and out of the lanes of traffic, they are obligated to locate the vehicle and investigate the situation. While there could be several scenarios in which a driver may exhibit such behavior, it might not be uncommon for police to suspect the presence of impairment. A recent traffic stop that took place under similar circumstances in Wisconsin has led to drunk driving charges for a 48-year-old woman.

The incident reportedly began when police received a call about a vehicle that was weaving in and out of lanes. The witness informed police that the vehicle had also veered off course and into a ditch several times before drifting back onto the road. While investigating the matter, police claim to have located the vehicle parked in a nearby driveway, and they say that the car was still with the driver sitting behind the wheel.

Fatal motorcycle accident leaves man accused of drunk driving

Being involved in a motorcycle accident can be a scary experience. With less in the way of protective barriers to shield a person from hitting the pavement, these incidents can also be exceedingly dangerous. Unfortunately, a recent accident involving a motorcycle and bicycle in Wisconsin has claimed the life of a 53-year-old woman and left a 22-year-old man facing accusations of drunk driving.

Law enforcement agents advised that they received reports of the accident on a recent Sunday. Upon arriving at the scene, they claim to have discovered that a motorcycle had struck a 13-year-old boy who was riding his bike at an intersection. The boy reportedly suffered major injuries in the accident, and police also suggest that a passenger on the motorcycle was thrown from the bike in the process and pronounced dead at the scene.

You may be better off avoiding any roadside sobriety testing

As you drive home, you suddenly see flashing lights in your rear view mirror. At first, you aren't sure whether they are for you since you can't think of anything you did to draw the attention of a police officer. You pull over and wait for the officer to approach.

When you begin speaking with the officer, it becomes clear that whatever you did made the officer suspect that you might be driving under the influence. The officer will probably ask you to participate in field sobriety tests and take a roadside breath test. Should you do it?

Hit-and-run collision leaves 1 facing drunk driving charges

A car accident can take place at any given moment and under a variety of circumstances. Being involved in a similar incident can be a scary experience, and following a collision, a person may feel somewhat shaken up and uncertain how to handle the situation. Unfortunately, a recent collision in Wisconsin has also left a 30-year-old man facing multiple charges after he was accused of drunk driving.

The incident is said to have occurred on a recent Saturday as the man was leaving the Wisconsin State Fair. Authorities advised they received reports of a hit-and-run collision in the area, and that upon arriving at the scene, they claim to have found a vehicle with substantial damage. While speaking with the driver of the vehicle, police say they noticed that he was exhibiting signs of intoxication.

Alleged high-speed pursuit leaves 1 accused of drunk driving

A man is reportedly facing numerous charges after allegedly leading police on a high-speed pursuit while operating under the influence of alcohol in Wisconsin. Attempting to evade authorities is never advisable and may only increase the severity of the charges a person faces. Those who stand accused of drunk driving under similar circumstances face serious consequences should a conviction be obtained, and they may benefit from obtaining advice on how best to approach the situation as soon as the charges are filed.

Law enforcement agents assert the incident began on a recent Tuesday evening when they received reports of a confrontation at a local convenience store. A witness claims to have confronted a driver at the store after watching him operate a vehicle at excessive speeds. While speaking to the man, the witness allegedly caught a strong scent of alcohol emanating from him and informed authorities that he drove away from the scene soon thereafter.

Late-night crash leaves 1 accused of drunk driving in Wisconsin

Many individuals have been accused of a crime solely based on the words of another party. Those who witness a collision may give authorities a description of the driver, and during their investigation, police could be tasked with finding someone who matches this description. Unfortunately, an incident involving similar circumstances in Wisconsin has left a man accused of drunk driving.

The incident is said to have taken place just after midnight on a recent Sunday when a vehicle suddenly slammed into the side of an apartment complex. Upon receiving reports of a crash and arriving at the scene, police advised that several witnesses claim a man drove into the building and proceeded to flee the scene on foot. They informed authorities of the direction the man had run and told them he wasn't wearing a shirt.

1 charged with DUI after late-night traffic stop in Wisconsin

After becoming the subject of a routine traffic stop, many individuals might be unaware of the impact their responses could have on the outcome of the situation. In some cases, words spoken during this period could be viewed as an admission of guilt and leave a person accused of unlawful behavior. A 33-year-old woman is facing DUI charges following a recent traffic stop in Wisconsin.

The incident reportedly began when authorities received information about a driver who was drifting in and out of the lanes of traffic. Authorities claim they were able to locate the vehicle soon thereafter, and after learning that the driver was operating with a suspended license plate, they initiated a traffic stop. While speaking to police, the driver informed them she was traveling home after visiting a friend, and allegedly admitted to drinking a glass of wine before getting behind the wheel.

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