What Caused Someone to be Arrested for OWI?
There are many things that can pose hazards if they are done while someone is driving. Some examples of activities that are hazardous while driving include eating and texting. One of the most dangerous things that can be done while driving is drinking alcohol. Drinking and driving not only puts you at a greater risk of being involved in a car accident and becoming injured, but also puts other people on the roadway at a greater risk of being in a car accident or injured. Recently, a driver in Milwaukee was arrested for operating while intoxicated after an incident.
During the early morning on Friday, October 11, 2019, a driver collided with a sign and bridge support. The impact of the collision caused the driver to be ejected from the vehicle. The accident occurred near Miller Park Way and Canal Street. Law enforcement officials responded to the scene of the collision and transported the driver of the vehicle to the hospital. At the hospital the driver was treated for non-life-threatening injuries. Following treatment for the injuries, the driver was arrested for Operating While Intoxicated.
Luckily, the driver in this incident was not seriously injured or killed. In 2017, almost 30 people died in drunk driving related accidents every day. Additionally, around one-third of all traffic fatalities in the United States involve drivers who are above the legal limit. Alcohol affects motor skills and reaction time, therefore making it more likely that a driver will be involved in a car accident if they have been drinking.
If you are planning on drinking, you should not be planning on driving. Instead of driving, you should call a taxi, use a ride share service, public transportation or a sober friend/designated driver. By making sure that you do not drink and drive, you can help keep the roadways safer for everyone.