Does Uber help reduce drunk driving?

You might feel relieved to see a line of Uber cars outside a bar at closing time. None of the people climbing in are going to be driving drunk, and the streets will be safer for everyone. Or will they be? Ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft often boast that they make cities safer, and […]

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US Supreme Court finds warrants typically needed for blood draws in suspected DUI cases

The Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution provides that we should be free from unreasonable searches and seizures. The U.S. Supreme Court recently issued a decision in a case involving the intersection of the Fourth Amendment and individuals suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol. Missouri v. McNeely – the case before the high […]

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Mistake by police not grounds for overturning OWI conviction

Most states have strict laws in place for those who operate a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. A driver in Wisconsin may be pulled over and arrested for OWI if he or she appears to be drunk while driving, or if the officer can smell or see alcohol during a traffic stop. […]

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Prison Time Likely For Wisconsin Man After 13th DUI

Extensive alcohol usage can lead to dangerous situations, especially when the user gets behind the wheel of a car in Komensky. When someone is convicted of drunk driving, the penalties can be severe. Often people found guilty are sentenced to time in jail, fines, and can have their license taken away from them. For people […]

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Facebook is among the worst places to brag about a crime: Part I

Last month, we wrote about a teenager who was arrested after bragging about a drunk driving crash on Facebook. His online apology for hitting someone’s car while driving drunk – a behavior which he described as “classic” – didn’t amount to a legally admissible confession. However, it didn’t take long for the post to be […]

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What to look for when buying a personal breathalyzer test

For many Wisconsin residents, the following scenario is a familiar one: You’re out on the town with friends and have just a few drinks. You need to get home at the end of the night, and you still feel pretty sober, but you’re not sure what a blood-alcohol test would say. Wouldn’t it be nice […]

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What is next for Wisconsin’s drunk driving laws? – Part II

In our last post, we began a discussion about the ways in which Wisconsin legislators are currently approaching drunk driving penalties in Wisconsin. We mentioned that the structure of DUI penalties in Wisconsin is unique in at least one way. The Dairy State is the only state in the nation that does not generally treat […]

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What is next for Wisconsin’s drunk driving laws? – Part I

Wisconsin is famous for a multitude of reasons. The state is home to notable sports teams, has a strong educational system and is known for exports including dairy products and great beer. However, the structure of DUI penalties in Wisconsin is famous for largely critical reasons. This is mainly because Wisconsin is the only state […]

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Teen arrested after bragging about drunk driving crash on Facebook

Social media sites have definitely made the world a smaller place. Not only can Facebook help you keep in touch with friends and family around Wisconsin, but it can also keep you connected to others from around the country and the world. But sites like Facebook also have some drawbacks, especially for those with a […]

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‘Booze and Belts’ campaign means more patrols on Wisconsin roads

We often write about the increased enforcement campaigns that occur around various holidays throughout the year. Wisconsin law enforcement ramped up anti-drunk-driving enforcement just a couple weeks ago to coincide with the Thanksgiving weekend. Later this month, Waukesha drivers are likely to see an increased law enforcement presence on our roads and highways around the […]

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