Updated on February 3rd, 2021 at 10:49 pm

A Wisconsin police officer arresting a driver for driving under the influence will conduct a question and answer portion of paperwork known as an Alcohol Influence Report.  The purpose of this report is for the Wisconsin police officer to get an idea of a person’s drinking habits, sleeping habits, and cognitive abilities, which can and will be used against you in court.

Questions Asked by Wisconsin Police Officers

The first question asked is about whether the driver acknowledges they were operating a motor vehicle.   The questions on the Alcohol Influence Report determine if a driver knows the date and time, where they were coming from and the direction they were headed.   The last time a person slept, the types of medications a person takes, how much they had to drink, if any drugs were used, etc.

Answering Alcohol Influence Report Questions

Before answering the questions, a Wisconsin police officer will advise a driver of their rights, which include the right to remain silent and the right to an attorney.  At this time a driver may decide whether to answer the questions.  A driver arrested for a Wisconsin DUI can decide to answer the questions and change their mind during questioning.  It is not necessary to answer these questions.


Hire a Wisconsin DUI Defense Attorney

Any person arrested has a right to an attorney and should consult one before answering any questions with a Wisconsin police officer.  Contact WI DUI Defense Attorney Nathan J. Dineen at 1-877-DUI(384)-6800 for a free consultation to Review your Case.  Attorney Dineen practices 100% DUI Defense for drunk drivers in Wisconsin.  He is a certified instructor for Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFST) and a certified Drug Recognition Evaluator (DRE).