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Can you avoid a sobriety checkpoint?

Officers set up sobriety checkpoints at various points along roads. Usually, they occur on the highway or freeway, or along particularly congested smaller roads or roads with a known issue with intoxicated drivers. The intent of a sobriety checkpoint? To find and...

An OWI conviction and the impact on your future

If you are a college student, you likely have a plan for life after graduation and are looking forward to putting your ideas in motion. One unexpected issue such as a conviction for OWI can derail that plan and affect your future in many different ways. The employment...

Who makes a good designated driver?

As temperatures begin to climb, you may be itching to have a picnic, visit your favorite restaurant or attend a sporting event. If your plans include enjoying beer, wine or spirits, though, you must be careful not to drink and drive. After all, Wisconsin has some of...

Technology seeks to lower drunk driving accidents

Despite decades of efforts, drunk driving (or OWI in Wisconsin) remains a problem on U.S. roadways. Data from recent months reveal that avoidable accidents, including those involving alcohol or drugs, continue at a disappointing pace. Many new efforts rely on...

What to do if you get an OWI in Wisconsin

Many people have been there, seeing the flashing blue and red lights in their rearview mirror, wishing they had not downed that last drink. Though you felt sober when you left the bar, law enforcement can file operating while intoxicated charges against you if your...

What are the signs of alcohol abuse?

Alcohol abuse may disrupt your college student's ability to focus in school. Without intervention, your child could end up facing criminal charges, especially with allegations of OWI. When you know and recognize the signs of alcohol abuse, your concern may help to...

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