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

Recently the Wisconsin Court of Appeals ruled that a man who drove drunk across the border of Upper Michigan to Wisconsin could be charged with operating under the influence in both Michigan and Wisconsin. The man, who was arrested in the State of Wisconsin led police on a chase in Upper Michigan before he crossed over the bridge into Marinette Wisconsin. The man was then arrested and charged in both states. The Court of Appeals concluded that “the man came to a fork in the road when came to the border between Michigan and Wisconsin, and intentionally invaded a different interest when he crossed into Wisconsin, subjecting himself to separate OWI charges in each state.”

Nathan J. Dineen