There are times when people drive home under the influence of alcohol. Many times, people get home without getting pulled over by the local police department, sheriffs department or the state patrol. Drivers who do get pulled over for drunk driving will be arrested and need to hire an attorney. Lawyers represent men and women in the courtroom, and negotiate lighter sentences with Judge and district attorneys office, there are even times when the case gets dismissed altogether even hose the individual were clearly impaired behind the wheel breaking the law.
My argument for my paper is whether or not there should be stricter DUI laws in the state of Wisconsin. The Judicial system in place has become complicated in cases of DUI arrest in Wisconsin due to the many accidents, injuries, and deaths caused each year. Examples of what people in Wisconsin read in their local paper everyday: A La Crosse woman was arrested for drunken driving after crashing her car early Saturday in the Trempealeau County of Arcadia, according to the Trempealeau County Sheriffs Department.
Crystal Goodman, 27 was driving north on Hwy. 93 near Wilber Road about 4:30 a. m. when she lost control, drove into a ditch and rolled the car. She drove off from the crash site in the badly damaged car as a witness stopped to call 911, the department stated. Police found Goodman in a gas station parking lot in Arcadia with head and neck injuries. She admitted to drink and faces charges of second offence drunken driving, operating after revocation and possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
Police say that a 40-year-old Wisconsin man was arrested for his sixth DUI after a concerned driver called 911 to report that the man was veering on the interstate. According to the caller, the man and a passenger in the veering car switched seats. According to police, Wisconsin deputy sheriff stopped the veering car and the passenger told the deputy that she had switched sweats with the man. Police say that the 40-year-old man accused of drunk driving was uncooperative at first and denied being under the influence of alcohol.
The man’s preliminary breath test registered higher than the Higher than the state’s legal limit. Lawmakers are trying to toughen up drunk driving penalties in Wisconsin for the following reason, this state has the highest rate of drunken driving in the nation. More than 26 percent of Wisconsin adults who were surveyed admitted that they had driven under the influence of alcohol. There were more than 44,000 convictions for drunken driving offenses in Wisconsin last year. Right now, the penalty for a first ffense DUI is a simple ticket, which as I writing this paper blows my mind!