Wisconsin courts dismiss OWI charge related to huffed chemicals

We have previously written that Wisconsin drivers do not need to be drinking in order to be charged with OWI. Operating while intoxicated refers both to alcohol and a variety of other drugs which have been deemed “intoxicants” by state legislators. While many different substances could impair our ability to drive, a recent criminal case […]

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Wisconsin SC delivers important ruling on OWI stops: Part II

Earlier this week, we began a discussion about an important recent ruling by the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Most Wisconsin (non-commercial) drivers are legally allowed to drive if their blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is less than 0.08 percent. Therefore, during a traffic stop, the smell of alcohol on the driver’s breath alone is not usually enough […]

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Wisconsin SC delivers important ruling on OWI stops: Part I

We have previously written about the importance of establishing probable cause in DUI traffic stops. If police were not required to establish probable cause, they could pull over drivers for any reason and administer field sobriety and breathalyzer tests just as randomly. Most Wisconsin drivers are legally allowed to drive after drinking as long as […]

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Explaining Wisconsin’s ‘prohibited alcohol concentration’ charge

Earlier this month, a Wisconsin man was arrested and charged after an alleged drunk driving incident. Police say the man had a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.25 percent, which is more than three times the legal limit. The man allegedly drove 5.3 miles in the wrong direction down I-43 in Milwaukee. According to police, […]

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Wisconsin man arrested after drunk-driving accident with cop car

Drunk driving is a dangerous activity, both legally and personally. However, the legal dangers increase significantly when a suspected drunk driver gets into a car accident with a police officer. Earlier this month, a Wisconsin man was arrested for OWI after he crashed his vehicle into a Milwaukee County Sherriff’s Office squad car on Interstate […]

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