In the state of Wisconsin, there is no offense referred to as a DWI or DUI. Instead, a single, more comprehensive law regarding intoxicated driving is in effect. In Wisconsin, this offense is known as “operating under the influence of an intoxicant or other drug”, or an OWI. This law does indeed cover alcohol intoxication, but also refers to the use of various other controlled substances and imposes penalties for driving while your faculties are diminished by any sort of drug-induced mental state.
Unfortunately, there will always be lawbreakers and those who lack regard for the safety others. If you have suffered an injury in a car accident caused by a driver operating under the influence of an intoxicant or other drug, you are likely entitled to compensation for your medical expenses and other damages. Contact the experienced Racine car accident attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. today at 800-242-2874 to discuss your case with a qualified member of our legal team.
In order to fully protect motorists from the threat of intoxicated drivers, there are a wide variety of substances whose consumption can result in a driver being charged with an OWI. The presence of the following drugs can result in a conviction:
- A blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08% or higher for 1st – 3rd time offenders
- A BAC of .02% or greater for 4th and all subsequent offenses
- Any detectable amount of cocaine
- Schedule I controlled substances such as heroin, morphine, LSD, and mescaline
Drivers whose abilities have been impaired by consumption of these substances are deemed to be a hazard to other drivers on the road, and are known to cause dangerous accidents and serious injuries.
If you have been injured in a car wreck caused by an intoxicated driver, the experienced Racine car accident lawyers at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. will work tirelessly to help you recover the compensation you are entitled to for medical expenses and other damages. Contact us today at 800-242-2874 for a free consultation to discuss the details of your case.