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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