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Wisconsin Drunk Driving Fatalities Declining

Drunk driving accidents are preventable incidents that injure and kill thousands across the country every year. Fortunately, according to Wisconsin transportation officials, alcohol-related fatalities throughout the state have dropped 50 percent in the last decade. If you or someone you love is injured or killed by a drunk driver, do…

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Three Killed by Drunk Driver

Three people were killed early Thursday on Interstate 39-90-94 in Madison when a drunken driver veered off the road and slammed into their disabled car. The crash happened around 2:40 a.m. on the median shoulder of I-39-90-94, about a mile north of the Highway 151 interchange. The drunken driver, Bradley…

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Statewide Campaign to Combat Drunken Driving Yields Results

Wisconsin’s drunken driving campaign and subsequent enforcement came to a headway this past Labor Day with more than 1,200 arrests. The campaign, part of the national effort called Drunk Driving. Over the Limit. Under Arrest., ran from August 21 through Labor Day. It included 2,700 officers from more than 320…

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Drunk Driving Penalties for Midwest States

Wisconsin State Journal writer Jason Stein posted the criminal status for drunken driving in the surrounding midwest states. They are as follows: Illinois First and second offenses are class A misdemeanors, third and subsequent offenses are class 4 felonies Iowa First offense is serious misdemeanor, second offense within 12 years…

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Drunk Driver Pleads Not Guilty in Fatal Accident

A Marinette man accused of drunken driving in a crash that killed five people near Peshtigo in Marinette County has pleaded not guilty to 21 felony charges, including multiple counts of homicide by intoxicated use of a motor vehicle. The auto accident killed 44-year-old Joel Rivas and four of his family…

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14-Year-Old Drunk Driver Responsible for Accident

A 14-year-old girl was driving under the influence of alcohol when she crashed a pickup truck, causing the death of one teen and injuries to another. Hanna Yager of Clayton was operating a 2001 Ford pickup truck near Turtle Lake when she lost control, went up an embankment and rolled the…

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Boater Busted with 7th DUI

DUIs happen not only on Wisconsin’s roadways, but also on the state’s waterways as well. According to the Winona County Sheriffs Office, a Galesville man with six previous DUI convictions narrowly missed eight young swimmers before crashing his boat. He was arrested for operating under the influence. Curtis James Harnish,…

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Woman Busted 4 Times in Three Weeks for Drunk Driving

Nicole M. Bailey, 27, has been arrested 4 times in three weeks for drunk driving in Milwaukee and Waukesha County, including after dropping her children off at school. When she was arrested for drunk driving in Milwaukee on April 25th. At that time, Bailey had two pending drunken-driving cases from…

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80-year Sentence for Drunk Driver

A Brown County Circuit Court Judge sentenced Anrietta Geske to 80 years in prison for killing Ashley Britsch-Knetzger, 18, and Talhia Heroux, 18, in an Ashwaubenon car accident. Last March, a jury found Geske guilty of two counts of first-degree reckless homicide, two counts of homicide by intoxicated use of a…

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Iowa Cracks Down on Drunk Driving

A recent Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article referenced yet another border states approach to drunk driving as a blueprint to improving Wisconsin’s drunk driving laws. Iowas stance on drunk driving goes back to 1925 when the state imprisoned first-offense drunk drivers for up to a year, even in cases without personal injury…

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