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.
There are a variety of scenarios in which a person may drift into the wrong lane of traffic. Issues with fatigue or unfamiliarity with the area could produce similar results, as can the sudden onset of a medical emergency. Unfortunately, an off-duty police officer has recently been accused of drunk driving following a traffic stop involving similar circumstances in Wisconsin.
Motor vehicle accidents can leave those involved shaken up and uncertain of what happened, and many individuals may be confused about how best to proceed when asked about the incident. While this might be partly due to the stress involved with being in a crash, any nervousness or suspicious behavior may leave authorities wondering if other factors are at play. A 25-year-old man has been arrested and accused of drunk driving following a recent car accident in Wisconsin.
Sending or reading a text message while driving can be hazardous under any circumstance. Such an action takes a driver's attention off the road, and his or her vehicle could travel hundreds of feet in an unknown direction in the process. Unfortunately, a recent accident in which a Wisconsin man was allegedly sending a text message to his mother has left him facing accusations of drunk driving.
Being involved in a serious car accident can be a traumatic experience. Should others suffer injuries in the crash, the driver who caused the collision may carry the incident with him or her for years to come. Unfortunately, an accident that injured several children has left a 31-year-old woman facing felony drunk driving charges in Wisconsin.
Operating a vehicle at excessive speeds is never advisable and may increase the odds of being involved in a routine traffic stop. Should a person attempt to evade a traffic stop, the potential penalties one might face may only increase in severity. Unfortunately, a recent incident in which a driver allegedly led police on a high speed pursuit has left an 18-year-old woman in Wisconsin accused of drunk driving.
When it comes to driving under the influence of alcohol, a conviction for even a first offense can carry serious penalties that can affect a person's life substantially. However, the presence of additional charges may only increase the severity of the penalties one may face. After being arrested on suspicion of her first drunk driving offense, allegations of reckless behavior have left a 30-year-old woman in Wisconsin facing felony charges.
There are numerous situations in which a person may experience fatigue while behind the wheel of a motor vehicle. Shift workers and individuals who drive for extended periods may be more prone to fatigue while driving, and even certain medical conditions can affect a person's ability to remain awake while operating a vehicle. Unfortunately, similar circumstances have left a 28-year-old woman in Wisconsin facing multiple drunk driving charges.
Many individuals may be aware of the stress involved with looking in the rear-view mirror and seeing red flashing lights. Even if a traffic stop involves little more than a warning for a burnt-out headlight, the process can still be an intimidating experience. Unfortunately, a recent traffic stop in Wisconsin has left a 38-year-old man accused of drunk driving with a minor in the vehicle.