Wisconsin's laws make it illegal to operate a vehicle in a manner that is reckless, that shows disregard for people or property, or that may cause people to be injured or killed. Wisconsin's laws can be applied to situations in which a person is driving after drinking or driving while drunk or after a period of time of having been drunk and still possessing an illegal blood alcohol level. The main purpose of Wisconsin's reckless driving law is to make it illegal to harm another person because of the manner in which a vehicle's operator is handling the vehicle, and the law may be applied when the vehicle is operated on an interstate, intrastate, county road, or local roads, as well as commercial property. Wisconsin Reckless Driving Law, Statute 346.62 Wisconsin Statute 346.62: (1) In this section, (a) Bodily harm has the meaning designated in s. 939.22(4); (b) Great bodily harm has the meaning designated in 939.22(14); (c) Negligent has the meaning designated in s. 939.55(2); Vehicle has the meaning designated in 939.22(44), except that for purposes of sub. (2m) "vehicle" has the meaning given in s. 340.01(74). (2) No person may recklessly endanger the safety of any person by driving a vehicle on or across a railroad crossing in violation of s. 346.44(1) or through, around or under any crossing gate or barrier at a railroad crossing in violation of s. 346.44(2). (2m) No person may recklessly endanger the safety of any person by driving a vehicle on or across a railroad crossing in violation of s. 346.44(1) or through, around or under any crossing gate or barrier at a railroad crossing in violation of s. 346.44(2). (3) No person may cause bodily injury to another by the negligent operation of a vehicle. (4) No person may cause great bodily harm to another by the negligent operation of a vehicle. Reckless Driving Penalties Penalties for reckless driving include forfeitures (fines) from $150 and up, as well as revocation of one's drivers' license, and in some cases, discharge from one's employment. Wisconsin Points (Standard Operator's License): 6 points But I drive for a living The fact that a person has a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) is not a defense to reckless driving. Race car drivers also do not have a privilege to drive recklessly, nor can that be a defense. Interesting fact: the points for racing and reckless driving assessed against an operator's license (driver's license) is 6 for either offense. It's been 2 hours since I was drinking Wisconsin's reckless driving law makes it illegal for any commercially license person to drive within four hours of having been under the influence of an intoxicant or other controlled or uncontrolled substance. Free but professional "first-impression" analysis If you are under investigation or have been arrested for any crime, or if you have already been convicted of a crime and believe your conviction to be wrong or your sentence too harsh, please call (608) 350-1004 or email the Attorneys at Tracey Wood & Associates right away. An Attorney at Tracey Wood & Associates will provide you with a brief but professional free "first-impression" analysis of your appeal based on the facts that you are able to convey. You can also submit your case online or email the attorneys.
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