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Traffic stop leaves 1 facing felony drunk driving charges

Many individuals may be aware of the stress involved with looking in the rear-view mirror and seeing red flashing lights. Even if a traffic stop involves little more than a warning for a burnt-out headlight, the process can still be an intimidating experience. Unfortunately, a recent traffic stop in Wisconsin has left a 38-year-old man accused of drunk driving with a minor in the vehicle.

Law enforcement agents initiated the traffic stop at around 6 p.m. on a recent Thursday. Although many of the details concerning what led to the stop remain unclear, upon approaching the driver, police claim to have noticed he was exhibiting signs of impairment. After allegedly failing to perform field sobriety tests in a satisfactory manner, a breath test was conducted.

Birthday celebration leaves 1 accused of drunk driving

For many individuals, a birthday is a time to get together with family and friends and celebrate another year of life. The manner in which a birthday is celebrated may vary from person to person, as each individual may have his or her own preferred way of observing the occasion. Unfortunately, a recent birthday celebration has left a 53-year-old man in Wisconsin facing drunk driving charges.

Law enforcement agents assert the incident took place on a recent Wednesday after they received a complaint from an employee at a local bar. They claim the employee informed them that a woman at the bar requested help. The bartender advised that the woman left with a man soon thereafter, and upon arriving at the scene, police proceeded to initiate a traffic stop.

Man faces fourth drunk driving offense in Wisconsin

Drowsy or fatigued driving is a major concern for many individuals. There are a multitude of scenarios that can cause a person to be more susceptible to fatigue while operating a motor vehicle, such as extended periods on the road or long hours at work, or even certain medical conditions. A 34-year-old man has been accused of drunk driving after police allegedly found him asleep while behind the wheel of a running car in Wisconsin.

According to reports, authorities say the incident began when they located a vehicle that had drifted off the side of a local interstate. Upon approaching the driver, they claim to have found the man asleep behind the wheel. After waking him up, they say he was exhibiting sings of impairment and requested that he perform field sobriety tests soon thereafter.

Your commercial license and a DUI

If you are like many truck drivers, you prefer being on the road to sitting in an office. You may feel fortunate that you can support your family doing something you enjoy. The hours are long, and the pace can be grueling, but you may have your own ways to cope with these drawbacks.

However, if one of those coping strategies is the use of alcohol, you may be placing yourself and others in danger. Unlike driving a car while impaired, operating a vehicle that can weigh up to 80,000 pounds is a recipe for tragedy. This is why federal and Wisconsin laws regarding drunk driving are much stricter for the commercial vehicle industry.

Wisconsin man accused of drunk driving

Being involved in a routine traffic stop can be stressful, especially when the incident leads to allegations of unlawful behavior. When it comes to a traffic stop, many individuals might not be fully aware of their legal rights and uncertain of how their responses or actions might influence the outcome of the situation. A 41-year-old man is reportedly facing drunk driving charges after a recent traffic stop in Wisconsin.

Law enforcement agents claim the incident took place after they received reports of a possibly impaired driver on a recent Sunday. After locating the vehicle, police proceeded to initiate a routine traffic stop. After initiating the stop and approaching the driver, they say he admitted to drinking alcohol prior to operating the vehicle. However, they assert that he refused to comply with requests to take part in field sobriety tests.

Fatal collision leaves Wisconsin man accused of drunk driving

A motor vehicle accident can take place at any given moment, and each collision has the unfortunate chance of ending in disaster. Being involved in a fatal crash can be challenging enough as is, and the situation could become even more intimidating should allegations of unlawful behavior ensue. A man was taken into custody on suspicion of drunk driving following a recent fatal accident in Wisconsin.

Law enforcement received reports of the accident at around 4 p.m. on a recent Sunday. According to reports, the crash occurred when a driver attempted to pass another vehicle as the driver was turning into a nearby driveway. His truck proceeded to slam into the side of the other vehicle, and two of the occupants of that vehicle reportedly suffered major injuries in the process.

Single-vehicle crash leads to allegations of drunk driving for 1

When a single-vehicle accident takes place, authorities may be tasked with investigating the incident to determine what might have caused it to occur. There are a variety of scenarios that could lead a person to veer off the road, such as a moment of distraction or a sudden an unexpected curve in the road. Unfortunately, a recent accident in Wisconsin has left a 33-year-old woman facing drunk driving charges.

According to police, the incident took place at around 2 a.m. on a recent Sunday when the driver of a jeep entered a roundabout in the wrong direction. They claim the woman was driving at excessive speeds at the time and proceeded to veer off the road after she was unable to navigate the turn. After exiting the road, her vehicle reportedly proceeded to roll over before coming to a rest in a nearby ditch.

Close call with concrete barrier leads to drunk driving charges

As a driver, nearly becoming involved in a collision can be a scary experience. Unfortunately, even if an accident is avoided entirely, others nearby may consider the incident suspicious in nature. A 50-year-old man is reportedly facing drunk driving charges after a recent incident involving a close call with a concrete barrier in Wisconsin.

The incident reportedly took place after authorities claimed to have encountered a driver who was exhibiting difficulty maintaining proper lane control in the early hours of a recent Saturday morning. After allegedly witnessing the vehicle come close to striking a nearby concrete barrier, officers initiated a traffic stop. During the stop, they claim the man was exhibiting signs of impairment.

Report of improper lane control leads to drunk driving charges

There could be a multitude of scenarios in which a person may experience difficulty maintaining proper lane control while driving. A moment of distraction or complications from a medical condition can prompt similar results, and the behavior exhibited in a similar situation can appear suspicious in nature. Unfortunately, a recent incident in which witnesses claim a driver was weaving in and out of lanes has left a Wisconsin man accused of drunk driving.

At around 6:30 p.m. on a recent Sunday, authorities claim to have received reports of a driver that was drifting in and out of the lanes of traffic. According to police, one witness also claimed the vehicle had struck a nearby utility pole and kept going. Police say they were able to locate the vehicle soon thereafter and initiate a traffic stop, which reportedly led to the performance of field sobriety tests.

Wisconsin man faces drunk driving charges after traffic stop

When it comes to being accused of a crime, everyone has rights that must be upheld throughout the process. Unfortunately, many are unaware of their legal rights and uncertain how best to handle a similar situation, especially when confronted with a routine traffic stop. A 31-year-old man has been arrested and is reportedly facing drunk driving charges after he was pulled over for driving without a license during a recent traffic stop in Wisconsin.

According to reports, the traffic stop was initiated after authorities allegedly learned that a nearby driver was operating a vehicle without a valid driver's license. After initiating the stop and approaching the vehicle, they claim to have caught the scent of alcohol coming from within. After the driver allegedly admitted to drinking alcohol prior to driving, field sobriety tests were initiated.

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