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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A 44-year-old man in Wisconsin has been arrested and is facing charges for what would be his eighth offense for driving under the influence if a conviction is obtained. When it comes to drunk driving charges, the penalties only increase in severity with each successive offense. With the potential weight of a conviction for felony drunk driving charges, he could be preparing for the coming process by focusing on forming a strong defense.
Wisconsin residents may think that current state laws take a strong stance against drunk driving, but others may disagree. Currently, a conviction can lead to serious penalties and consequences for repeat offenders. However, lawmakers have recently proposed a bill that could change existing DUI penalties, leading to even stricter penalties, particularly for those facing their first DUI. A proposed bill has been reintroduced that would make a first-time offense a crime, as well as increase penalties for those convicted for a second or subsequent time.