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Tips to Prevent an OWI Charge in Wisconsin

 Posted on July 09, 2019 in DUI/OWI

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Drinking alcohol is a large part of American culture, especially for younger people. Not surprisingly, those age groups are also the ones who are at a higher risk of being involved in drunk driving accidents. According to the latest data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), nearly 11,000 people died in alcohol-related traffic crashes in 2017. The NHTSA also states that the most effective way of stopping drunk driving accidents is through preventing them from occurring in the first place. Here are a few tips that you can use to make sure you do not find yourself being charged with Operating While Intoxicated (OWI) in Wisconsin:

  • Make sure you have a designated driver. Before you even leave for the night, you should make sure you have a designated driver in place. This person should agree not to drink alcohol and promise to drive everyone home at the end of the night.

  • Eat while you drink. Though this will not prevent you from getting drunk, having something in your stomach other than alcohol will help increase the time it takes for you to become intoxicated. It also helps you drink less than you would if you were drinking on an empty stomach.

  • Drink in moderation. If you pace yourself throughout the evening, you will find that the effects of alcohol will not be as strong as if you drank multiple drinks within a short time span. Drinking water over the course of the night helps, too. 

  • Stop drinking prior to deciding to go home. Contrary to what many people believe, the only thing that truly helps sober you up is time. If you have been drinking to the point where it is unsafe for you to drive, stop drinking and wait a couple of hours before you drive home.

  • Use a ridesharing service to get home. In today‚Äôs era of technology, there are multiple options available to use if you have been drinking. Companies such as Uber and Lyft have apps that you can download to your smartphone that allow you to request a ride home at any time. If you do not use a ridesharing service, consider calling a taxi or other ride service.

Contact a Waukesha County Drunk Driving Defense Lawyer 

The best way to avoid being charged with an OWI is to simply not get behind the wheel if you have been drinking. However, people make mistakes; we are all human. If you have been charged with operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, you need to immediately contact a knowledgeable Milwaukee County OWI defense attorney. At Bucher Law Group, LLC, we will plan a defense so you can receive a lenient sentence or avoid a conviction whenever possible. Contact our office today at 262-303-4916 to schedule a free consultation.





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