It's bad enough that a night of fun with friends turned into an OWI. You know about the potential suspended license and the fines, but are there other consequences too? Can a drunk driving charge effect your future?
Spring break in Wisconsin is a welcomed season by many in-state and transfer college students alike. Final exams are complete and it's time to relax and enjoy a little rest and relaxation. Many people travel to beach towns for fun in the sun, but others stay local and attend various parties and gatherings with friends. Since many of these events include beverages that contain alcohol, it's good to come up with ideas to prevent becoming intoxicated, especially if you plan to get behind the wheel of a car.
If police recently pulled you over with the suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, they probably asked you to perform a number of field tests to determine if you were impaired. If you had difficulty with any of these challenges, the officer may have asked to test the level of alcohol in your blood system.
Wisconsin has many things to be proud of, but its reputation with alcohol isn't one of them. The state rates number one in the country for binge drinking and recently spent over $450 million dollars in property damage, hospital bills, funeral expenses and other costs related to drunk driving accidents in a 12 month period. During that same year, 37 percent of all traffic accidents in Wisconsin were related to alcohol consumption.