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


Wisconsin holds a lot of festivities for St. Patrick’s Day 2014, including parades and pub crawls.  If you are interested in green beer and Irish music, put on your Leprechaun costume, grab your shamrocks, and enjoy the festivities. However, holidays attract increased law enforcement, and St. Patty’s Day (weekend) is no exception.  So before you enjoy the 2014 Irish holiday festivities make a plan for a safe ride home or you could be charged with a Wisconsin OWI.

Designated Sober Driver or Wisconsin OWI?

The obvious choice is to designate a sober driver.  The penalties of driving drunk in Wisconsin include driver’s license suspension, a hefty fine, Alcohol and Other Drug Assessment, possible Ignition Interlock Device installation and potential jail time (depending on the number of prior DUI convictions).  A drunk driving offense in Wisconsin could impact you financially, professionally, and socially.  Is one day of drinking and choosing to drive worth months of stress and regret due to a Wisconsin OWI Arrest?

Avoiding a Wisconsin OWI

Choose your designated sober driver by drawing straws or volunteer.  If you are unable to depend on the person who was designated, there are other options such as taking a bus, cab, renting a limo or trolley.  Since these are paid services, the driver remains sober and ensures a safe ride.

Got OWI? Hire Wisconsin DUI Defense Attorney Nathan J. Dineen

A Wisconsin OWI can put a damper on your holiday celebration.  If you find yourself in this unfortunate situation, contact Wisconsin DUI Defense Attorney Nathan J. Dineen for a Free Consultation.  Attorney Dineen practices 100% OWI Defense in Wisconsin.  His knowledge and experience of the law allows him to aggressively defend his clients to receive the best possible outcome.  Call 877-384-6800 for a Free Case Review.