It could take less than a moment for a dispute to turn from a heated verbal spat to a physical altercation. When a fight breaks out, those nearby may feel that their safety is at risk and they may call authorities out to address the situation. A recent incident in which two men were arrested for fighting in the road has also left one of them facing drunk driving charges in Wisconsin.
Authorities say they received reports of the incident at around 9 p.m. on a recent Sunday. According to reports, several witnesses called in to complain about a physical altercation that had erupted in the middle of the road. Upon arriving at the location, authorities claim to have found the two men still engaged in a fight and say they placed both men under arrest shortly thereafter.
According to reports, police say the men were traveling in the same vehicle when the fight started. While many of the details surrounding the incident remain unclear, police also state that a breath test was administered, the results of which allegedly indicated the driver's blood alcohol content to be over the legal limit. In addition to being charged with battery and disorderly conduct, he is now facing allegations of driving while impaired.
When an investigation into another matter entirely leaves a person accused of drunk driving, he or she may feel unprepared to handle the subsequent process. Those who encounter such a scenario and wish to gain a better understanding of what to expect from the process could benefit from speaking with an attorney as soon as possible. An attorney can provide a client in Wisconsin with advice on what to expect from the process and assist him or her in pursuing the most favorable outcome achievable during subsequent court proceedings.