Wisconsin law enforcement has announced plans to crack down on impaired driving leading up to the Labor Day Weekend through September 19. Five agencies are teaming up to round up drivers who are intoxicated, as well as those who have open containers, are not wearing seat belts, or neglect to restrain children properly. Officials hope by letting people know ahead of time that they are coming out in force, with zero tolerance, will encourage drivers not to drink and drive.
By choosing to get behind the wheel when under the influence of alcohol or drugs puts everyone at risk. Tens of thousands of Wisconsinites are arrested each year for drunk driving with over half a million reporting at least one OWI as of 2015. Thousands are killed and many thousands more injured annually across the country when drivers decide to operate impaired – deciding to drive impaired can have lasting consequences.
The penalties for Wisconsin OWI first or subsequent offense can be serious, more so if someone is injured in a drunk driving accident. If you are arrested for Wisconsin OWI, whether it is a first or subsequent offense, it is important to seek the help of an experienced criminal defense lawyer to mitigate the charges you face. Contact the criminal defense law offices of Andrew C. Ladd LLC for immediate assistance at 262-542-3900.