Wisconsin has the nation's highest rate of drunk driving according to a survey conducted by the US Department of Health and Human Services in 2009. 26% of the adults surveyed admitted to driving drunk in the last year. More than 44,000 people were arrested on driving while intoxicated charges in 2010.
In 2009, 45% of deadly car accidents and 40% of fatal motorcycle accidents in Wisconsin were alcohol-related. This resulted in 238 fatalities and 4,000 injuries. Drunk driving in Wisconsin can cost you money and your license. Refusing a breath test or a blood test means you forfeit your license for a year and your car could get impounded. Fines will double if a passenger is younger that 16 years-old and if your blood alcohol content is above 0.15.
If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in an accident caused by a drunk driver, contact the Lake Geneva car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C at 800-242-2874.