The penalties for driving under the influence of alcohol are serious, and become more severe with each successive offense. Those who are accused of repeated drunk driving offenses often find the subsequent process stressful and intimidating. An 18-year-old man in Wisconsin is facing two drunk driving charges, both of which are said to have occurred within the span of a few hours.
Police claim to have received report of an accident involving a vehicle that had struck a nearby lightpole. The driver claimed to have lost control of the car while attempting to make a phone call. He allegedly informed police that he was traveling home from a graduation party. Police assert that field sobriety and breath tests were conducted, and he was taken into custody shortly after.
He was reportedly charged with OWI first offense and released after another adult signed a responsibility form to keep him from operating a vehicle. According to another officer, the man was allegedly spotted driving another vehicle just under three hours later. The officer pulled him over and after further testing, he was taken into custody and charged with a second OWI.
A conviction for two drunk driving offenses within a short amount of time would have a significant impact on his future. Those who are facing a similar situation often wish to protect themselves from potentially devastating consequences, but the process can be challenging to navigate alone. When facing a similar situation, an accused individual in Wisconsin will often speak with a defense attorney for advice on the potential consequences and assistance in pursuing the most favorable outcome possible moving forward.
Source: fox11online.com, "18-year-old arrested for drunk driving twice in a few hours", Courtney Ryan, June 5, 2017