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Wisconsin OWI DUI Laws

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The maximum prescribed legal BAC limit in Wisconsin is 0.08% per se
(effective from Sep 30th 2003)

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Wisconsin Drunk Driving Laws

(If you’ve been charged with Wisconsin OWI DUI, the law allows 10 days for your Wisconsin DUI OWI Lawyer to make a request for a Wisconsin Department of Transport (DOT) administrative hearing to save your driving license)

Wisconsin DUI is commonly referred to as OWI (operating while intoxicated / operating while impaired)

Wisconsin DUI OWI Laws and BAC limits

ALL DRIVERS - BAC LIMIT = 0.08%
In the State of Wisconsin it is crime for ANY driver to drive with a BAC (blood alcohol content - concentration) of 0.08% and above.

COMMERCIAL DRIVERS - BAC LIMIT = 0.04%
It is a crime for commercial vehicle operators to drive with a BAC (blood alcohol content - concentration) of 0.04% or above.

MINOR (under the age of 21) - BAC LIMIT = 0.02%
It is a crime for persons under 21 years of age to drive with a BAC (blood alcohol content - concentration) of 0.02% or above.

DRIVERS WITH 3 OWI CONVICTIONS - BAC LIMIT = 0.02%
It is a crime for persons convicted 3 times previously for OWI offenses to drive with a BAC (blood alcohol content - concentration) of 0.02% or above.

It is a crime to refuse to submit to a chemical test in Wisconsin and implied consent laws are enforced.

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Penalties for DUI - OWI - Drunk Driving in Wisconsin

Wisconsin is a state with a ten-year ‘washout period’ also known as a 'look back period'.


First OWI - Drunk Driving Conviction - CIVIL OFFENSE

The penalty for a first OWI - drunk driving conviction in Wisconsin:

INCREASED PENALTIES - BAC 0.15% or HIGHER
Ignition interlock devices (IID's) will be ordered for a minimum period of one year for every vehicle owned by / registered to the offender once driving privileges have been re-instated.

IMPORTANT NOTE:
If a minor under the age of sixteen is in the vehicle at the time of a first offense then the offense will become a criminal misdemeanor offense and will carry the same penalties as a second OWI offense


Second OWI - Drunk Driving Conviction - MISDEMEANOR

The penalty for a second OWI - drunk driving conviction in Wisconsin:


Third OWI - Drunk Driving Conviction - MISDEMEANOR

The penalty for a third OWI - drunk driving conviction in Wisconsin:

IMPORTANT NOTE:
Upon a third OWI conviction the convicted drivers permissible legal BAC limit will be lowered from 0.08% to 0.02%


Fourth OWI - Drunk Driving Conviction

Misdemeanor (if last prior offense more than 5 years ago)

FELONY (if any prior offense within 5 years)

The penalty for a fourth OWI - drunk driving conviction in Wisconsin:


Fifth or sixth OWI - Drunk Driving Conviction - FELONY

The penalty for a fifth or sixth OWI - drunk driving conviction in Wisconsin:


Seventh, eighth or ninth OWI - Drunk Driving Conviction - FELONY

The penalty for a seventh, eighth or ninth OWI - drunk driving conviction in Wisconsin:


Tenth (or subsequent) OWI - Drunk Driving Conviction - FELONY

The penalty for a tenth (or subsequent) OWI - drunk driving conviction in Wisconsin:

 


Implied consent LAWS

Implied Consent Chemical Testing

It is an offense to refuse to submit to a chemical test in Wisconsin and implied consent laws are enforced

Penalties for refusing to submit to a chemical test in Wisconsin

In Wisconsin, if the accused refuses to take a chemical test of their blood, breath or urine, their drivers license will be suspended/revoked.

FIRST CHEMICAL TEST REFUSAL

Second CHEMICAL TEST REFUSAL

Third and subsequent CHEMICAL TEST REFUSAL

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Wisconsin SR-22 auto insurance is usually required for a period of 3 years after a OWI - DUI - drunk driving - alcohol related driving conviction (except on a first conviction of OWI) and can be very expensive if you go with the wrong provider.  Some insurance companies will not even do an SR22 insurance filing. Get a FREE SR22 DUI auto insurance quote and compare rates to find the best deal, simply enter your ZIP code above and you can be comparing prices for Wisconsin auto insurance in a matter of minutes.

Minimum liability insurance requirements for private passenger vehicles in the state of Wisconsin

The minimum mandatory liability insurance coverage required in the state of Wisconsin for private passenger vehicles is (25/50/10). This equates to the following liability coverage:

  • $50,000 bodily injury liability (BIL) per person
  • $100,000 for two or more people in one accident
  • $15,000 property damage liability (PDL) coverage

What is (BIL) Bodily Injury Liability insurance?

(BIL) Bodily Injury Liability insurance coverage will pay for serious and permanent injury or death to other people when a crash is caused by the insured. An auto insurance company will pay for injuries up to the limits specified in an insurance policy and will provide legal representation for the insured in the event someone tries to sue them.

What is (PDL) Property Damage Liability insurance?

(PDL) Property Damage Liability insurance coverage pays for damages an insured driver or members of an insured drivers family cause (and are liable for) to other people's property in a crash involving a motor vehicle.

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Disclaimer: While every effort is made to keep all information up to date, the Wisconsin drunk driving laws change frequently and the information provided on this web site should not be construed as legal advice, nor is it necessarily complete. Drinkdriving.org shall not be held responsible for any actions a person may take as a result of information gathered from this web site. Consultation with a local Wisconsin DUI lawyer is recommended in all cases.

 

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Latest Wisconsin DUI News

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Mon, 25 Jun 2018 07:42:18 GMT

Wisconsin man charged with 14th OWI offense - WTMJ-TV (press release) (blog)


WTMJ-TV (press release) (blog)

Wisconsin man charged with 14th OWI offense
WTMJ-TV (press release) (blog)
Deputies told Nordell that he would be arrested for OWI. The Communications Center then advised that Norell had 13 prior OWI convictions. Nordell's most recent conviction came in 2006. Prior to that, he was arrested four times for OWI in 1994, twice ...
Man charged in Waupaca County with 14th drunk driving offenseWBAY
Wisconsin man faces drunken driving charge, his 14th since 1994fox6now.com

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Thu, 31 May 2018 17:36:13 GMT

St. Paul Man Arrested in Wisconsin for Suspicion of OWI with 2-Year-Old in Car - KSTP


KSTP

St. Paul Man Arrested in Wisconsin for Suspicion of OWI with 2-Year-Old in Car
KSTP
June 18, 2018 12:46 PM. The Wisconsin State Patrol reports a 26-year-old St. Paul resident was arrested Sunday night on suspicion of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated with a two-year-old child in the car. A release states Daniel Gustav Siglin ...
St. Paul man arrested for OWI with 2-year-old the vehicleChippewa Herald

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Mon, 18 Jun 2018 17:46:56 GMT

Driver arrested for 6th offense OWI in Columbia County after allegedly striking barrier wall - Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3


Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3

Driver arrested for 6th offense OWI in Columbia County after allegedly striking barrier wall
Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3
MADISON, Wis. - A 47-year-old driver was arrested for a 6th offense OWI Friday night, according to the Wisconsin DOT. Cary Roy Arnold, of Adams, was arrested by the Wisconsin State Patrol around 10:30 p.m. for operating while intoxicated sixth offense.


Sat, 16 Jun 2018 14:07:00 GMT

Ohio man arrested in Wisconsin for 7th OWI - Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3


Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3

Ohio man arrested in Wisconsin for 7th OWI
Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3
MILTON, Wis. - An Ohio man is facing OWI charges after overturning his vehicle in Rock County. According to the Wisconsin State Patrol, 53-year-old Clifford Arthur Van Meter of Toledo, Ohio was towing a large trailer with his pickup truck around 2:45 p ...

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Wed, 30 May 2018 03:50:23 GMT

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