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1 accused of drunk driving after allegedly running red light

Being involved in a routine traffic stop can be an intimidating experience, perhaps more so should the incident lead to additional allegations. Failing to adhere to a traffic light can be dangerous, and may give authorities reason to suspect the presence of further wrongdoing. A 40-year-old man in Wisconsin has recently been accused of drunk driving after allegedly running through a red light and almost striking a police cruiser.

According to reports, the incident took place on a recent Friday as a police officer was waiting at a traffic light. The officer claims that he began to pull through the intersection when the light turned green, but was forced to stop and barely avoided a collision as a vehicle ran through a red light from another direction. The officer proceeded to initiate a traffic stop and asserts the driver admitted to running the red light.

Wisconsin man facing DUI charges following traffic stop

A 54-year-old man has been arrested and accused of driving under the influence of alcohol following a recent traffic stop in Wisconsin. DUI charges carry serious consequences should a conviction be obtained, which may increase in severity with each successive offense. Those who face similar charges may find it beneficial to prepare for subsequent legal proceedings by focusing on their defense with guidance from an attorney.

According to authorities, the incident took place on a recent Sunday when an officer allegedly discovered that a driver was operating a vehicle on a suspended license. The officer proceeded to initiate a traffic stop, and upon approaching the driver, claims to have caught wind of the odor of alcohol. He says the man exhibited signs of intoxication. The officer also asserts that the man admitted to drinking alcohol at a restaurant while waiting for his food prior to driving home.

Death of pedestrian leads to drunk driving charges for 1

Being accused of driving under the influence of alcohol can be a stressful and intimidating process. The penalties for a drunk driving conviction are serious, and may only increase in severity if an accident occurs, especially one resulting in death. A 51-year-old man has been taken into custody and is facing numerous charges in relation to his alleged involvement in a fatal pedestrian accident in Wisconsin.

Authorities apparently received reports of a pedestrian-related accident just before 2 a.m. on a recent Saturday. After arriving at the scene, they assert that a witness saw a man traveling within the lines of a crosswalk when he was suddenly struck by a vehicle. The man was pronounced dead at the scene, and upon being questioned, the driver stated that he didn't see the man until it was too late to prevent a collision.

Should you admit to drinking as part of your DUI defense?

Driving can often help individuals get out of situations that may present safety issues. However, if you have consumed alcohol, you may question whether you should get behind the wheel due to the potential legal consequences of such action, even if you feel unsafe. In some cases, you may believe that you have no other choice than to drive after consuming alcohol.

Unfortunately, even if you felt you needed to get behind the wheel in order to get yourself to safety, you could still end up stopped by a police officer and charged with DUI. You may feel dismayed and want to explain yourself, and fortunately, you could get the chance to do so if you wish to present a criminal defense to the charges leveled against you as your case moves through legal proceedings.

Use of a prescription medication could lead to DUI charges

Being involved in a traffic stop can be a stressful and daunting process, which may only become more challenging should allegations of impairment arise. A DUI is a serious offense that, contrary to popular belief, may not always include the consumption of alcohol. Individuals in Wisconsin may find it advisable to know the potential side effects of their prescription medications, as they could also have an impact on one's ability to drive.

There are a multitude of prescription medications that can alter a person's ability to safely operate a motor vehicle. Companies that manufacture these medications are required to provide a list of all possible side effects, as are the medical professionals who prescribe them to patients. However, this may not always happen, or an individual could choose to ignore them, perhaps believing the chances of experiencing these effects are too low to pay heed to them.

Man faces drunk driving charges after short pursuit and crash

The penalties for a conviction for driving under the influence of alcohol are serious, and may only become more severe with each successive offense. Those who face DUI charges may wish to protect themselves against potentially devastating consequences, but they might be uncertain how to achieve this goal. A man has recently been accused of drunk driving following a recent incident in Wisconsin, in which he allegedly led authorities on a short chase.

Police claim to have received reports of an individual who was exhibiting a lack of balance while getting into his vehicle at a local restaurant. It is also asserted the man was unable to stay in one lane on the interstate, and had reportedly caused other vehicles nearby to come close to being involved in a collision. Upon locating the vehicle, an officer attempted to initiate a traffic stop, to which the driver allegedly responded by attempting to flee.

Pursuit and collision ends with DUI charges for 1 in Wisconsin

Authorities have recently arrested a 60-year-old man following an incident involving an alleged police chase and subsequent accident that is said to have taken place in Wisconsin. The man has been accused of DUI, which carries serious penalties if a conviction is obtained. Attempting to evade police may only act to further suspicions of criminal behavior, and could also increase the severity of the consequences a person may face.

According to reports, an officer spotted the man, who was suspected to be under the influence of alcohol, leaving an establishment at around 8 p.m. on a recent Sunday night. Upon attempting to initiate a traffic stop, the officer claims the driver proceeded to flee, leading to a short pursuit. During this period, authorities say the man lost control of the vehicle and collided with a nearby culvert.

Will a DUI destroy hopes of obtaining a pilot's license?

Being a commercial airline pilot is unlike any other job. The traveling, the experiences and the opportunities for success are just a few reasons why people aspire to be pilots. You can probably add your personal reasons to the list, and it is likely that list has grown since you first decided you wanted to fly.

Along with the perks, being a pilot requires tremendous responsibility. After all, many people — sometimes hundreds at a time — entrust their lives to you when they fly. This is why you will go through a rigorous process during which the Federal Aviation Administration and your future employer will determine if you are fit to pilot an airliner. One factor they will certainly consider is your recent DUI arrest.

Fatal pedestrian accident leads to drunk driving charges

When a motor vehicle accident occurs, how an individual handles the situation can have an impact on the outcome. Those who experience a similar situation may find it beneficial to seek counsel before speaking about a collision, especially if faced with criminal allegations. A 53-year-old man has recently been arrested and charged with drunk driving under similar circumstances following a fatal accident in Wisconsin.

On a recent Sunday at around 2:30 a.m., police responded to reports of an individual who was laying in the middle of a nearby road. Upon arriving at the scene, they say the man was unresponsive, and he was pronounced dead soon thereafter. Police assert that a woman approached the scene while they were investigating, and told them that her husband thought he might have hit something or someone while driving, and came back to the scene after contacting his wife.

Man accused of 10th drunk driving offense after recent collision

There are a multitude of circumstances in which an individual may have issues with balance or speech. Unfortunately, when a collision occurs, such behavioral patterns might lead investigating authorities to suspect the presence of intoxication. A 69-year-old man has recently been accused of drunk driving following a recent collision that is said to have occurred in Wisconsin.

According to reports, police responded to a call about a single-vehicle collision on a recent Friday in which a driver had hit a tree. Upon arriving at the scene and requesting that he exit the vehicle, they claim he appeared unsteady and was slurring his speech. During this period, he allegedly advised officers that his license had been revoked, and they say he became uncooperative and began threatening them.

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