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

Holidays celebrated in Wisconsin are usually with family and friends, and alcohol.  Spiced eggnog and holiday cheer with friends and family is fun while it lasts, but the drive home may not be as amusing.  During holiday celebrations Wisconsin police officers are on high alert for WI drivers driving under the influence of alcohol.  When a WI police officer pulls over a drunk driver they are asked to perform field sobriety tests.

Field Sobriety Tests for Drunk Drivers

From dancing on the bar to dancing in the street, WI police officers administer Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFST), however, they may also administer Non-Standardized Field Sobriety Tests.  Check out the video Funniest DUI VideoNon-Standardized Field Sobriety Tests include saying the alphabet backwards or sections of the alphabet (i.e. beginning with “H” and ending with “R”). This same test can also be done with numbers, where a person recites numbers in reverse order from one number to another.  Another test is the finger to nose test, which a person holds arms out at each side and alternating hands to touch the tip of the nose.

Holiday Cheer is Not Always Better with a Holiday Beer

Regardless of the humor of the above video, getting a Wisconsin DUI is not a laughing matter.  Being charged with driving drunk in WI during the holidays can bring embarrassment among family, be a financial burden when buying gifts, and affect you personally and professionally.

Hire an Experienced WI DUI Defense Attorney

Getting a WI DUI can bring the holidays down, but by hiring Nathan J. Dineen of Vanden Heuvel & Dineen, S.C. this unbearable situation can be more bearable.  Attorney Dineen is a certified Field Sobriety Test Instructor and Drug Recognition Expert (DRE).  He solely practices DUI Defense in Wisconsin.  Contact him 24/7 at 877-384-6800 for a free Case Review.  Have a safe and enjoyable holiday season!