Question: Can you explain the definition of injury in an OWI in Wisconsin?

Answer: Previously, the definition of an injury in an OWI case had a narrow definition. The statutes defined an injury to include such things as a broken bone, a loss of consciousness, a laceration requiring stitches or a concussion. However, in 2016 the legislature expanded what a person can be charged with for causing an injury. Now, a person can be charged with an OWI causing injury if another person suffers virtually any injury as a result of an accident in which a person is charged with an OWI.

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