Woman in front passenger seat charged with DUI following crash

In October, we wrote about the Wisconsin man who was charged with drunk driving after police discovered him asleep in his van in the early hours of the morning. The keys were in the ignition, but the car was apparently not running. The arrest of this DUI repeat offender was especially ironic because he had […]

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Wisconsin man charged with drunk driving for sleeping in his car

We have previously written that Wisconsin residents sometimes get charged and convicted of DUI even though they were never seen driving their car. Wisconsin police officers sometimes assume the worst when they encounter an intoxicated person in a vehicle. Earlier this month, a repeat DUI offender was charged with his 14th drunk driving offense. However, […]

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Man beats DUI charge, proving his car was inoperable: Part II

Earlier this week, we began a discussion about DUI charges stemming from the legal concept of “actual physical control” (APC). In states with APC laws, authorities can charge someone with DUI if they are drunk and in proximity to their car. They don’t need to be driving; they simply need to have the capacity to […]

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Man beats DUI charge, proving his car was inoperable: Part I

In March, we wrote about the legal concept of “actual physical control” (APC). In states with APC laws, intoxicated individuals can be arrested for DUI even if they were not driving the car when spotted by a police officer. They merely need to have the capacity to drive, which can include having the car turned […]

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Glendale DUI Defendant Argues He Was Drunk In Car But Not Driving

A man from Glendale recently defended himself in court against charges that he was guilty of drunk driving. He unfortunately was not able to win his case, and his recent conviction will be counted as his 12th DUI. However, the scenario surrounding his arrest as well as his later arguments in court highlight an important […]

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