According to a new report, fatal hit-and-run accidents increased from 2009 to 2011, the last year for which data was available. However, the number of overall traffic deaths decreased. The report also said that 60 percent of fatal hit-and-run incidents have pedestrians as victims.
Driving under the influence (DUI) is a serious offense. However, with each additional drunk driving charge in Milwaukee a person can face tougher penalties, and a fourth-offense DUI might be considered a felony under Wisconsin law.
A 22-year-old man was arrested after police say they were seeking him for felony possession of a firearm. The Milwaukee Police Department says that they found the man on the seventh floor neo-natal unit at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin.
Over the weekend, the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Department continued its Operation Drive Sober campaign, and arrested 10 people for allegedly drunk driving for the first time. According to a report, one person was also arrested for their third DUI offense.
When someone is arrested and convicted of a felony, they likely will have to serve significant time in prison. In addition to prison time, they might be restricted in other ways for an extended period of time. One of those restrictions might be a ban from purchasing a gun.
Milwaukee police are investigating a hit-and-run accident that occurred early last week. According to reports, a Milwaukee man turned himself into police around the time they found the man's car, which was allegedly a part of the hit-and-run. Reports say that he could face a maximum of 25 years in prison and $100,000 in fined if he is convicted of this felony charge.
People across the country celebrate the Fourth of July every year with family and friends. Many of these celebrations include grill-outs, and fireworks. While Wisconsonites are celebrating our nation's independence day, Police are constantly out on the roads looking for suspected drunk drivers.
A man was taken into custody late last week by Milwaukee police. According to reports the man was arrested but not charged in connection with the murder of his roommate. Earlier this month, the woman was found dead in the residence that the two shared. One report indicated that if charges are filed, it wouldn't be for many weeks.
A Milwaukee man is now free after his conviction was overturned by a judge late last year, and he recently accepted a plea deal in a new trial. The man was arrested and convicted of first-degree intentional homicide in 2008. An organization successfully argued to a judge that his public defender didn't properly execute the case, and his conviction was overturned, and he was granted a new trial.
A man in Milwaukee County was arrested late last month and accused of operating while intoxicated. This was the man's fourth arrest for drunk driving, so he now faces a felony drunk driving charge in Milwaukee. After a certain number of drunk driving convictions, or depending on the person's alleged blood alcohol content, they could face felony charges after a drunk driving arrest.