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May 2013 Archives

Wisconsin legislature moves toward steep DUI penalties

Most Wisconsin residents go about their daily lives without much thought given to the many state laws that affect their rights. Since most are able to function without causing local law enforcement to take an interest in them, being aware of every state law is generally not necessary for them to live responsible lives.

Wisconsin sheriff opposes lowering BAC limit

For anyone who has engaged in drunken driving, encountering a Wisconsin police officer on the roads can lead to a traffic stop, sobriety test and possible arrest. Police officers are trained to identify and pull over individuals that they suspect of being intoxicated and have the authority to make arrests for DUI. The state has set a minimum blood alcohol count of .08 as the threshold for determining if a driver is intoxicated, and police officers test for that minimum when they make traffic stops.

Celebrity's arrest demonstrates bad DUI behavior

Drinking is a social activity that often happens outside of a person's home. Whether at a local Sheboygan party, celebrating out at a bar or just out for dinner with friends, alcohol consumption can sometimes cause people to do things that they normally would not do. The effects of alcohol also do not discriminate and almost anyone can suffer an unfortunate situation while under its influence.

Proposed bill ups penalties for drunken driving charges

Wisconsin drivers who are convicted of repeated drunk driving offenses can face progressively harsher penalties for their subsequent convictions. With jail sentences and fines standard for drunk driving charges, some people may expect that the consequences of a drunk driving conviction are sufficient to deter further arrests.

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