A 17-year-old Wisconsin teenager is facing drunk driving charges after a rollover crash on I-43 that occurred on Friday, March 27. In addition to a first offense drunk driving charge, the teenager is also facing multiple charges that include causing bodily harm by reckless driving and operating a car without the owner's consent.
Drunk driving remains a serious problem in Wisconsin, and in 2012 was responsible for one out of every three traffic deaths in the state.
Uber is a tech-based ridesharing company that connects passengers and drivers using a smartphone app. While not yet available in Wisconsin, the company offers its services in most major cities, including Minneapolis.
Federal transportation officials are taking a new approach to car accidents.
This weekend is Super Bowl Sunday, which means that many people in Wisconsin and the rest of the country will be drinking while they watch the big game. It also means that some of these people will make the bad decision to get behind the wheel of their vehicles after they have had too much to drink, and a few of these individuals will end up causing fatal car accidents.
A man was arrested in Wisconsin after allegedly causing an accident that injured another driver. According to police, the man will face charges of operating while intoxicated causing injury, a felony. While this might result in the man serving significant time in prison and paying fines, it doesn't help a person the victim of the accident.
The state of Wisconsin loses about 200 lives each year as a result of drunk driving car accidents. Since even one loss from a preventable accident is too many, lawmakers in the state are looking for new ways to stop the reckless behavior and prevent these accidents.
The sheriff's department in Waupaca County has identified a 41-year-old Illinois man as the person who was killed when the boat he was riding in flipped over. In what appears to be a drunk driving accident, the boat was being towed by a truck when it flipped over. The victim sustained massive head injuries when he was ejected from the boat and died at the scene. A 13-year-old boy, who was also in the boat the time of the accident, was also ejected but did not sustain injuries.