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How does a DUI affect my job search?

You may have had many things on your mind the last time you were out with your friends. Perhaps you were concerned about impressing an attractive person at the bar. Maybe you were celebrating a special occasion or nursing a broken heart. The furthest thing from your mind was work because, after all, that's what good times are for.

Unfortunately, what happened next could have you thinking of little else besides your job. If police pulled you over under suspicion of drunk driving, you have every reason to be concerned about your job and your future. Not only are you at risk of missing days at work to handle your legal issues, you may find your employer now has questions about your ability to make good decisions. Additionally, a DUI can negatively affect your future employment opportunities.

Wisconsin man arrested on suspicion of drunk driving

When authorities receive reports of a possibly intoxicated driver in the area, they are obligated to further investigate the matter. Should the vehicle in question be unoccupied, they may have the task of attempting to locate and identify its driver. A 45-year-old man in Wisconsin is now facing his seventh offense for drunk driving after allegedly crashing his car and walking away from the scene.

Law enforcement agents say they received reports of a possible drunk driver at around 8:30 p.m. on a recent Thursday night. According to reports, witnesses informed police that a man had crashed his car and then proceeded to walk away from the scene. Police claim they were able to locate a man matching the description given by the witness shortly thereafter, and they assert that he was exhibiting signs of impairment.

Traffic stop for speeding leaves 1 accused of drunk driving

While having to install and use an ignition interlock device can be a daunting experience, for many, it is an unfortunate reality. The penalties for refusing to comply with similar obligations can be severe and may only add to the severity of a successive conviction for drunk driving. A 58-year-old man was recently taken into custody and accused of a seventh drunk driving offense after police say he was pulled over for speeding in Wisconsin.

Law enforcement agents say the incident took place on a recent Saturday when officers encountered a vehicle that was traveling above the speed limit and initiated a routine traffic stop. During the stop, police claim that a subsequent records check indicated the man was operating on an occupational license that only allowed him to drive between certain hours. They also assert that these records indicated that he was required to use an ignition interlock device due to previous drunk driving convictions.

Man faces 4th drunk driving charge after falling asleep in car

Passing out behind the wheel of a car can be dangerous, especially if it occurs while the vehicle is in gear. However, even if the car is parked outside a building or home, such an act may be viewed by some as suspicious in nature. A 50-year-old man is reportedly facing his fourth drunk driving offense after officers claim to have found him asleep at the wheel outside of a home in Wisconsin.

According to reports, the incident began when officers claim to have found a man slumped over behind the wheel of a vehicle that was parked outside of a local home. Upon approaching the vehicle, police claim to have caught a strong odor of intoxicants coming from within. They also assert that the driver appeared to be exhibiting numerous signs of impairment, such as bloodshot eyes and slurred speech.

Traffic stop for revoked license leads to drunk driving charges

There are a variety of scenarios in which a routine traffic stop may occur, some of which might not always include an apparent traffic violation. For instance, authorities may choose to initiate a stop should they learn that a driver is operating a vehicle without a valid license. A traffic stop that took place under similar circumstances in Wisconsin has left a 48-year-old man facing drunk driving charges.

The incident reportedly began just before 7 a.m. on a recent Thursday when an officer noticed a vehicle in a nearby parking lot and decided to run its license plate. After claiming to have learned that the driver was operating the vehicle with a revoked license, the officer waited for him to pull out of the lot and then initiated a traffic stop shortly thereafter. Upon approaching the vehicle, police claim the man had a container of alcohol in his hand.

When is an ignition interlock device mandatory in Wisconsin?

When it comes to drinking and driving, the laws regarding this offense vary from state to state. Some states may impose harsher penalties for first-time offenders, and other states, like Wisconsin, may not even consider jail time a possible penalty for a first-time DUI offense. Because of these differences, it is important to understand the applicable laws when facing a DUI charge.

If you do face a charge for DUI in Wisconsin, you can still face significant penalties. One possible consequence of a DUI conviction is having to install an ignition interlock device on your vehicle. This punishment could result even after a first-time DUI offense if certain circumstances apply.

Man faces 10th drunk driving charge after altercation at bar

In some cases, it may take little more than the words of another party to prompt an investigation, and such an event could leave a person facing criminal charges. Should witnesses claim that an individual drove away from a bar while impaired after causing a dispute, authorities are obligated to further investigate the situation. A recent incident that took place under similar circumstances in Wisconsin has left a 62-year-old man facing drunk driving charges.

Law enforcement agents claim the incident began just after midnight on a recent Monday when they received reports of an altercation at a local bar. According to reports, witnesses told police that a man had tried to start a fight at the bar and then proceeded to drive away from the scene. The authorities claim to have located the vehicle in question parked outside another establishment soon thereafter, along with a man who allegedly matched the description given by witnesses.

1 accused of drunk driving after single-car crash in Wisconsin

Upon encountering a vehicle that has veered off the road, bystanders may wish to notify emergency responders to aid the occupants. In some cases, a swift response time may make a substantial difference in the outcome of the situation, especially if there are injuries involved. Unfortunately, a recent single-car crash in Wisconsin has left a 66-year-old man accused of drunk driving.

The incident reportedly began on a recent Friday morning when a person filed a report stating that he or she had watched a driver veer off the road and into a ditch. Upon arriving at the scene, authorities say the car was still running. They also assert that upon questioning the driver, he appeared to be uncertain of what had taken place.

Wisconsin man's drunk driving charges vacated during appeal

When it comes to being accused of a crime, the average person may lack the necessary legal experience to know how best to handle the situation. For instance, each individual has rights that must be upheld during a routine traffic stop, and a stop cannot be initiated without reasonable cause. A judge recently found that law enforcement agents didn't have just cause to initiate a stop that led to drunk driving charges for a Wisconsin man, and the charges against him were vacated in the process.

The incident reportedly stemmed from an investigation into another matter entirely. According to reports, police had pulled over another vehicle for unknown reasons, and they were attempting to locate an individual who had fled the scene on foot. While searching for this person, an officer came upon a separate vehicle, and after watching the driver make a sudden change in direction, the officer deemed the action as suspicious and initiated a traffic stop.

A near-miss leads to drunk driving charges for 1

Nearly avoiding a collision can be a scary experience, and such an event can happen under a multitude of scenarios. Those who are involved in a near-miss may leave the incident feeling shaken up but thankful that no one was harmed in the process. Unfortunately, a similar circumstance has left a 43-year-old man accused of his fourth offense for drunk driving in Wisconsin.

The incident reportedly took place just after 2 a.m. on a recent Friday. According to reports, a law enforcement agent was out on patrol when a nearby vehicle suddenly veered across the center line. The deputy was reportedly able to swerve and avoid collision, and a traffic stop was initiated shortly thereafter. During the stop, police claim to have found the man to be exhibiting sings of impairment.

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