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

Labor Day Weekend is the last weekend of the National Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Campaign.  Wisconsin police officers are on high alert for drunk drivers in Wisconsin.  Labor Day Weekend in Wisconsin typically means getting together with friends and family. This also means that many people will be traveling to get together.  Drinking is usually involved when people get together for these holiday events.  Some people choose to stay at their destination for the weekend, but others travel back after a picnic or family get-together.  Unless a sober driver is designated, this may mean that people are driving drunk or under the influence of alcohol.  It is important to remember that driving drunk is dangerous, not only for the health and safety of yourself and others, but for your reputation, job, and financial livelihood.

Drinking and Driving or Drinking Then Driving In Wisconsin

It is not uncommon for people in Wisconsin to “Car Bar” or “Booze Cruise” when travelling.  If you are drinking while driving, it could mean that even less time has passed since your last drink if you have been pulled over.  A Wisconsin police officer must wait 20 minutes before administering a Breath Test.  When people leave a place where they have ingested alcohol, there is a lapse of time prior to getting pulled over together with the 20 minute wait period, but if a person is drinking while driving, that time lapse is non-existent.  This may mean a higher Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) on the breathalyzer.  The body did not have time to Absorb and Eliminate the Alcohol.  The amount of alcohol that is measured at this time is purely Mouth Alcohol.

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Campaign in Wisconsin

This is construction season in Wisconsin, but many highways under construction have opened for the high population of travelers.  This may mean that traffic moves to a single lane on the highway, and traffic becomes congested and may even come to an abrupt stop.  The effects of alcohol impair a person’s ability to react quickly.  On top of getting a Wisconsin OWI/DUI, a person may also receive other traffic violations such as speeding or cause for accident.  Even though the construction is on hold, these are still construction areas and fines double.  If a person is pulled over for drunk driving in Wisconsin, this could mean that the Penalties of a Wisconsin Drunk Driving Charge will double, as well as any other ticket associated with the DUI Charge. 

Hiring an Experienced Wisconsin DUI Defense Attorney

It does not matter where in Wisconsin a person receives a drunk driving charge, Attorney Nathan J. Dineen of Vanden Heuvel & Dineen, S.C. has offices located in Germantown, West Bend, Appleton, Green Bay, and Sister Bay, Wisconsin.  Attorney Dineen is available any time of the day or night at 1-800-805-1976 or by Completing a Free DUI Case Review.  Attorney Dineen is a Certified Field Sobriety Test Instructor and Drug Recognition Evaluator.  He understands the legal process of a Wisconsin DUI and will fight for the best possible outcome for your client.  Think before you drink and have a safe holiday weekend. 

Nathan J. Dineen