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How do police determine if a driver is drunk?

Police use a variety of methodologies to spot potentially drunk drivers. Learning what police look for might help you avoid an inappropriate DUI. In fact, many drivers in Wisconsin have been arrested and charged with DUI because they made some simple and relatively harmless mistake on the road. If you're sober, and you know what to avoid, it should be fairly easy to prevent making the following errors by mistake:

Drunk driving scenarios

Wisconsin drunk driving lawyers are not miracle workers, but they can assist you in navigating your criminal charges. In some cases, when your criminal defense counsel can identify holes in the prosecution's case, they may be able to get your charges dropped or dismissed. In other cases, your lawyer might be able to reach a plea deal in order to get your punishments reduced.

Man accused of criminal charges after high speed police chase

Police in Glendale say that they arrested a man who tried to flee from them while driving drunk. The man allegedly inspired a high-speed car chase that resulted in a fiery vehicle accident. Following the collision, authorities arrested the man and charged him with operating while intoxicated (OWI) causing injury, reckless endangerment, eluding police and other criminal charges.

Impaired driving charges can stem from drugs of all sorts

Many people think of drunk driving charges as being associated with only alcohol. These individuals might not realize that they can also face drunk driving charges after taking drugs. Not just illegal drugs, but even legal drugs can lead to a drunk driving charge.

How to avoid getting arrested for drunk driving

The best way to handle a drunk driving charge in Wisconsin is to avoid getting arrested in the first place. Aside from becoming a teetotaler and refraining from drinking completely, there are a few precautions that every Wisconsin driver should make if he or she wants to prevent getting hit with this very serious criminal charge.

Could these less common DUI defenses apply to your case?

When a Wisconsin driver gets pulled over and police suspect him or her of drunk driving, it can lead to an arrest and DUI charges. However, it's important to note that these incidents can happen in many different ways -- and sometimes the charges brought against the accused person are in error, or they are unlawful.

Avoid drunk driving charges over Labor Day weekend

It's that time of year again: Labor Day weekend. A time when we spend the weekend with family and friends at fun barbeques and parties. Most Wisconsin residents look forward to this fun time to enjoy the last days of summer with the people we love. Wisconsin police also prepare for this time because it's when they increase their drunk driving patrols via the statewide "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign.

Woman accused of drunk driving after crashing into a tent

Police have arrested and accused a woman of drunk driving after she drove into a tent full of people. The collision resulted in seven people inside the tent suffering injuries. The tent was located at a campground in River of Lakes in Grant County, where the accident happened late on a recent Saturday night.

Distracted driving and impaired driving continue to be a problem

Traffic deaths are rising in Wisconsin. Last month, 66 people died in car crashes, representing an increase by three from the same month last year. The increase in traffic deaths is particularly unfortunate considering the improvements in car safety and road safety over the years. Experts blame the increase in traffic deaths on distracted driving, impaired driving and failure to wear seat belts.

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