Updated on February 5th, 2024 at 08:51 pm

Drinking and driving doesn’t just mean you are in a car or truck cruising down the highway.  Blazing the trails on a snow mobile while intoxicated is grounds for a Wisconsin OWI arrest.  The penalties of an OWI on a recreational vehicle differ from a more conventional drunk driving charge (in a car or truck).A photo of a snowmobile parked on the side of a snowy road in Wisconsin, with a police car parked behind it

Snow mobile owi penalties

The legal blood alcohol concentration limit while driving a car, truck or recreational vehicle is under .08.  Operating a snow mobile under the influence or violating the refusal law results in a fine for a first or second offense OWI.  A third offense or more has consequences of a fine and includes some jail time.

Driving a snow mobile or other recreational vehicle while intoxicated does not affect the privileges of operating a motor vehicle – your driver’s license will not be suspended or revoked.  However, Wisconsin OWI offenders on recreational vehicles will have to comply with court ordered Alcohol and Other Drugs assessment and provide a Certificate of satisfactory completion of recreational vehicle safety course.

A Wisconsin OWI arrest resulting from driving a recreational vehicle revokes a safety course certificate and a new one must be obtained.

Hire owi attorney nate dineen

Whether you have received a Wisconsin OWI on a snow mobile trail or while on the road in your regular vehicle, contact Wisconsin OWI Defense Attorney Nathan J. Dineen for a DUI case review.  Attorney Nathan J. Dineen has offices located in Milwaukee, Germantown, West Bend, Appleton, and Sister Bay.  Call 877-384-6800 to schedule your free consultation.