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Wisconsin lawmakers may crack down on driving under the influence

It may or may not be public knowledge that Wisconsin has some of the most lenient drunk driving laws in the nation. Legislators are now trying to change that reputation by proposing three different bills that would toughen the penalties for driving under the influence. The hope is that tougher laws will cut down on the number of drunk drivers on the road--especially those drunk drivers who end up injuring or even killing people when they get behind the wheel.

Driving under the influence can lead to homicide charges

It's no secret that drinking and driving can have dire consequences. Drunk driving accidents take hundreds if not thousands of lives every year across the country and in Wisconsin. One man was recently arrested in connection with a fatal accident in which authorities believe he was driving under the influence at the time.

Wisconsin man accused of driving under the influence in accident

A Wisconsin man is being detained on a bond of $25,000 cash in Portage County. He is being held in connection with a fatal accident that left two women dead and one man in the hospital. Police believe that he was the driver of in the single vehicle crash, and that he was driving under the influence at the time.

Speed and alcohol factors in deaths of two Wisconsin residents

Residents in the community of Wisconsin Rapids are still grieving after an accident claimed the lives of two of its residents just two days ago. Although the accident is still under investigation, police currently believe that alcohol was likely a contributing factor in the crash.

Study finds your designated driver may be just as impaired as you

We've all heard the familiar phrase: don't drink and drive. For most of us here in Wisconsin, this is a common sense statement that needs no preface. Another common phrase encourages us to drive responsibly and find a designated driver. Seems simple enough. But according to a new study, about 40 percent of designated drivers consume at least some amount of alcohol before getting behind the wheel of a car. Furthermore, one-fifth of them may have been just as impaired as the people they were supposed to be bringing home safely.

DNR warns of OWI risk for boaters this summer

When most people in Wisconsin think about drunken driving, they typically think about a person driving a car. But as officers from the DNR point out, the legal limit for boaters is the same as any other recreational vehicle and can carry with it some of the same consequences as well.

Three people injured in crash after police chase in Shorewood

While there's no doubt in people's minds that drunken driving is dangerous, most would agree that an even deadlier combination would be drunken driving and a police chase.  While both offer a considerable risk for other people's safety, together they can increase that risk by so much more.

Man driving under the influence in Wisconsin was also texting?

Interstate 94 in Wisconsin was shut down from the Milwaukee-Racine county line to Rawson Avenue recently. This caused traffic to become congested in the Oak Creek area. It was during this traffic congestion that a man was allegedly driving under the influence when he hit a motorcycle.

NTSB recommends lowering blood-alcohol level to prevent accidents

The recent announcement by the National Transportation Safety Board sent the entire nation into a buzz this month when they suggested that the .08 blood-alcohol threshold be lowered to .05. It's worked in reducing the number of alcohol-related deaths in more than 100 countries after they adopted the new lower limit.

Wisconsin man suspected of driving under the influence in crash

Authorities believe that a man was impaired at the time he got behind the wheel of his car and began driving the roads of Wisconsin. People who are driving under the influence are far more likely to be involved in an accident than people who have not been drinking. Unfortunately, the driver in this instance has proved that supposition to be true.

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