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Fatal Wisconsin car accident under investigation

When driving, it is easy to become complacent. Unfortunately, a single moment of inattention could ultimately lead to serious consequences. For example, police in Wisconsin are investigating a car accident that reportedly caused one woman's death.

The incident happened just before 6 p.m. on a day in late May. According to reports, the driver of a northbound vehicle drove onto the shoulder of the road before losing control and crossing the center line. Unfortunately, the vehicle reportedly struck a southbound vehicle.

Owner, airline sued re dog bite incident on airplane

There is no doubt that animals play an important role in the lives of many people in Wisconsin and across the country. For some, they can even provide them the support that many people need to safely and comfortably function each day. Unfortunately, a recently filed lawsuit related to a dog bite brings attention to the potential harm some some animals are capable of causing.

The incident that led to the lawsuit happened on a Delta Air Lines flight in 2017 and involved an emotional-support dog; both the airline and the dog's owners are named as defendants in the case. The plaintiff claims that when he took his window seat, the dog and his owner were already sitting in the middle seat. He further claims that the dog was sitting in the owner's lap, a violation of an airline policy that requires large emotional-support animals sit on the floor.

IID often follows drunk driving charge in Wisconsin

Law enforcement officials in Wisconsin often have a strong desire to keep drivers who are under the influence of alcohol off the roadways. While this is understandable, accusations of drunk driving can have significant consequences. For example, many first-time and repeat offenders are often required to have an ignition interlock device installed.

The purpose of this device is to prevent people who are under the influence of alcohol from driving on the roadways. Under current Wisconsin law, those convicted of drunk driving with a blood alcohol content of 0.15 or higher and repeat offenders are required to install an IID. The device is mounted on the vehicle's dash, and the person must "hum and blow into the mouthpiece." If the person's BAC is lower than 0.02, the car will start, and he or she can begin driving.

I got into a bar fight. Am I going to jail?

Wisconsin is no stranger to its love for celebration. Oftentimes, college students and sports fans find themselves in a bar scuffle, turned brawl after consuming too many drinks. One of the most common questions people ask is whether a bar fight will land them in jail. What people need to know is that it all depends on the circumstances.

Circumstances are everything when defending yourself against criminal charges of disorderly conduct. You can’t make any assumptions about any final consequences immediately following an event. An attorney will answer any questions you have and compare your claims against the laws and statutes that pertain to the situation.

Fatal car accident under investigation in Wisconsin

There are certain things that safe drivers do whenever they are behind the wheel of a motor vehicle. Unfortunately, even those who always avoid distractions while driving and follow all traffic laws may not be able to avoid the negligent actions of others. In fact, Wisconsin police are still investigating a car accident that resulted in a fatality.

The incident happened during the early morning hours of a day in April. According to reports, the now-deceased 62-year-old victim was headed south on a Wisconsin highway. Meanwhile, a 49-year-old man was driving a tractor-trailer westbound, hauling packages for the U.S. Post Office through a private company.

When is it time to replace your child’s car seat?

With all of the cute toys, blankets and tiny little straps, you might be a little bit attached to your baby’s first car seat. Or maybe you are sick and tired of lugging it around and can’t wait for your child to ride on their own.

Whether you are looking forward to moving on to a booster seat or not, you should know that there are specific times when you need to replace a car seat.

Drunk driving suspected in fatal Wisconsin car accident

Car accidents can happen at any time for a variety of reasons. When a car accident results in a fatality, many people -- law enforcement officers included -- want someone to blame. In fact, a man in Wisconsin now faces multiple criminal charges because it is believed that he caused a fatal accident; drunk driving is suspected.

The incident happened just before 7 p.m. on a day in early April. According to witnesses, a 40-year-old man was driving his pickup truck recklessly. They claim that he was speeding and swerving across the road, almost striking mail boxes.

Several injured, 1 killed in Wisconsin car accident

Because an accident can happen quickly, giving little time for a response, it is necessary for drivers to remain vigilant at all times. Even a single moment of inattention can cause a car accident that could have devastating consequences. For example, police are still investigating a crash in Wisconsin that resulted in the death of a teenager.

The accident happened during the morning hours of a day in late March on a Wisconsin interstate. According to reports, the driver of a westbound SUV lost control of his vehicle, causing the vehicle to cross the median into lanes of eastbound traffic and strike an SUV. A 17-year-old female in the eastbound SUV died at the scene of the accident.

Proposed law seeks to expunge Wisconsin drunk driving convictions

Often, regardless of what the accusation is, a criminal conviction can have a significant impact on the rest of a person's life. This is true even if the person never commits another crime again. Two lawmakers in Wisconsin have recently proposed a bill that could potentially limit the damage that a first-time drunk driving conviction could have if the person meets certain circumstances.

The proposed law would potentially allow first-time offenders to seek an expungement. If the bill passes, only those involved in incidents that did not injure someone and had a blood alcohol content less than .15 are eligible. Additionally, the person would have to have a device monitoring alcohol consumption or a ignition interlock device for six months.

Wisconsin community supports family after fatal car crash

Because many people in Wisconsin spend a great deal of their time behind the wheel of a vehicle, some drivers may take the act of driving for granted. It is so commonplace, many overlook the potential harm they could cause if they do not remain vigilant and focused on the task at hand at all times. Unfortunately, one family has experienced firsthand the harm that an accident can cause after they lost a family member in a fatal car crash.  

The incident reportedly happened one morning on a day in February. According to reports, the 53-year-old victim had just dropped his children off at school and was on his way to work. He was reportedly headed north.

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