Wisconsin Drunk Driving Offenses for Wrong Way Drivers Yields Significant Criminal Charges in Milwaukeeby Gamino Law Offices on 03/03/14
On a recent weekend there were many drunk driving arrests in Milwaukee County, and five on the freeway system alone. Driving under the influence of alcohol or other drugs is a big problem in Milwaukee, and all of Wisconsin, with countless arrests and charges each year. Penalties vary based on the number of prior offenses, to whether children are in the car with the drunk driver, and the amount of alcohol consumed or in the driver's system at the time they were driving. Drunk driving in Wisconsin can have penalties ranging from a fine and driver's license suspension to years in prison.
Of interests are the severe consequences that may be faced by two drivers who drove the wrong way while driving drunk on Milwaukee County highways. Obviously both drivers put the safety and lives of the public at risk when they drove the wrong way on the freeway, both at late night or near bar time, and one even drove without headlights. Both drivers were issued citations - one for recklessly endangering safety in Milwaukee (a 10 year felony) and a municipal OWI ticket (which carries a fine and loss of license but no jail time); and the other was arrested for his third drunk driving offense and also charged with 2nd degree recklessly endangering safety. Both drivers need the assistance of an experienced Wisconsin DUI defense lawyer in Milwaukee to help them stay out of prison.
Luckily there were no accidents or injuries as a result of these two drunk driving incidents in Milwaukee, but others aren't so lucky when they decide to drive drunk. Had someone been injured in a car accident while drunk driving in Wisconsin, whether the person injured was a passenger in the drunk driver's car, or an innocent co-driver on the road that night, the penalties these Wisconsin drunk drivers could be facing would be much worse. If you are arrested or charged with drunk driving, contact an aggressive DUI lawyer like Attorney Carlos Gamino.