Athletes in trouble: the continuing debate about pro sports and DUI

Now that football season is finally here, a lot of Waukesha residents never miss an opportunity to watch the Packers play. Wisconsin residents arguably have more loyalty and devotion to the Packers than other states have for their respective home teams. Perhaps this is one reason why the Packers players largely tend to keep out […]

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Wisconsin authorities claim woman was driving drunk with children in her car

Troopers with the Wisconsin State Patrol recently arrested a woman from Greendale for alleged drunk driving. Authorities claim she was speeding along Interstate 94 around 1 a.m. in Waukesha County. They further claim that she almost hit another vehicle before she was pulled over. During the traffic stop, authorities found that the woman was driving […]

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Milwaukee man faces his 5th OWI

Here in Wisconsin, unlike other criminal charges, drunk driving charges cannot be removed from a person’s criminal record. No matter how long ago the charge took place, or where the driver lived at the time, previous DWI, DUI and OWI charges are always visible on a person’s record. Being arrested for a second offense drunk […]

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Case of Midwestern woman calls drunk driving policy into question

The woman will have her license revoked due to the conviction. The judge presiding over her case has insisted that fleeing from domestic violence may not be used as a defense to a drunk driving charge. In fact, the judge ruled that, “the episode of domestic violence here is outweighed by the potential hazards [the […]

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Wisconsin legislator wants to toughen DUI laws yet again

Many Waukesha residents will remember that Wisconsin’s drunk driving laws have been updated and tightened in recent years. In 2009, for example, the felony threshold was lowered for repeat DUI offenders. Prior to 2009, a DUI was considered a felony if it was a driver’s fifth offense within five years. But the law was then […]

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Wisconsin man charged with drunk driving on a lawnmower

In February, we wrote that Wisconsin authorities and lawmakers are increasingly cracking down on drivers who allegedly drive intoxicated in recreational vehicles. This includes snowmobiles, boats, ATVs and other vehicles. People don’t always realize it, but operating nearly any motorized or powered vehicle while intoxicated is illegal and could result in DUI charges. As one […]

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DUI defendant learns that iPhone can’t be used as a breathalyzer

Smart phones are great tools that make our lives more convenient and entertaining. But it is no secret that smart phones can also inspire us to do some dumb things, especially when alcohol is involved. Waukesha residents need to remember that an iPhone can do a lot, but it can’t tell if you’re too drunk […]

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Former Wisconsin lawmaker involved in complicated DUI case

In an election year, the media and the public in general tend to scrutinize the nation’s lawmakers even more heavily than usual. One former Wisconsin state senator has been under a great deal of scrutiny lately for an issue somewhat distinct from his voting record. Late last month, former Senator Randy Hopper was deemed not […]

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Waukesha and other Wisconsin schools now using breathalyzer tests

Spring is a busy and exciting time for high school students in Waukesha and around Wisconsin. Between prom, graduation, and the after-parties which usually accompany these events, there are many exciting nights to look forward to. But Wisconsin police realize that prom and graduation parties are frequently sources of underage drinking and subsequent drunk driving. […]

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National debate continues about stricter ignition interlock laws

In recent months there has been considerable nationwide debate about the use of ignition interlock devices (IIDs) as a means of reducing repeat drunk driving offenses and drunk driving crashes. Wisconsin already requires the mandatory installation of an IID for DUI repeat offenders and those convicted with a blood-alcohol concentration of at least 0.15 percent. […]

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