Wisconsin woman accused of drunk driving after serious accident

People are injured in car accidents every day. Causes of accidents vary from simple driver error to poor road conditions. In many cases, police have a difficult time determining the exact cause of an accident. However, police say that one accident in Wisconsin was caused by drunk driving. The accident happened one evening in February. […]

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Case involving vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated lacks evidence

When police officers detain someone on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, they often administer a Breathalyzer test or field sobriety test to the suspect on site. These tests help Wisconsin officers determine whether or not the suspect is driving with a blood alcohol concentration that is over the legal limit. If the […]

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Former NFL player falls asleep at the wheel

What do Wisconsin readers picture when they envision a drunk driver? Bloodshot eyes? Slurred speech? Stumbling? Sure, all of these factors would describe a drunk driver. But couldn’t they also describe someone tired from travel who suffers from a knee injury? That is what the DUI defense attorney for Jamal Anderson, former NFL running back, […]

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Smartphone app aids drivers in avoiding DUI

Smartphones are increasingly used for more than conversation, texting and games. Useful apps can help users with such varied tasks as monitoring caloric intake, tracking sleeping patterns and checking traffic conditions. A new app can even help drivers in Wisconsin avoid drunk driving. BreathalEyes, which launched late last year, measures the kind of involuntary eye […]

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Legal experts argue that field sobriety tests can be inaccurate

We have previously written that Wisconsin police must ask a driver to submit to a field sobriety test in order to determine if there is probable cause for a DUI arrest or for more extensive blood-alcohol-concentration tests. But how that test is administered is important, as it can greatly affect the suspect’s performance. Furthermore, legal […]

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Police using hidden alcohol sensors to sniff out drunk drivers

Law enforcement agencies throughout the country are beginning to use a new tool to aid in the combat of drunk driving. Officers are starting to implement the use “DUI flashlights.” While they appear to be normal flashlights routinely used during traffic stops, the sensors on the device, when put near a driver’s mouth, can act […]

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Court ruling upholds DUI conviction based on warrantless BAC test

We have previously written that police officers in Wisconsin have to follow specific rules and procedures before they can arrest someone for suspected drunk driving. Before a suspect can be given a breath, blood or urine test, the officer must perform a field sobriety test to determine if there is probable cause to make the […]

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Wisconsin man convicted for DUI despite no proof he was driving

We often write that there are rules and procedures law enforcement must follow in prosecuting alleged drunk drivers. Police officers need probable cause to administer field sobriety tests, and those tests need to be administered correctly. It is also possible to challenge the accuracy of blood, breath and urine tests if a defendant feels they […]

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Man with cerebral palsy falsely arrested for drunk driving

Last month, we posted that drunk driving charges are not always as solid as they appear. In Wisconsin, police use a combination of field sobriety tests and breath, blood or urine tests to build a criminal case against a suspected drunk driver. There are numerous opportunities for mistakes to occur during this process. Furthermore, police […]

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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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