Offense of OWI Causing Injury in Wisconsin

Question: What is the offense of OWI causing injury under Wisconsin law?

Answer: The offense of OWI causing injury— basically if you are accused of operating while you’re impaired by alcohol or some other substance and there is an injury that has been caused to a person—whether that person is in your vehicle or another vehicle—an injury under the cause injury statute is any pain or bodily harm, physical pain, injury, or impairment of physical condition. So that’s the definition of what an injury is. And then that obviously has to be caused by the operating a vehicle while you’re impaired by a substance.


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