Man Asleep Behind The Wheel Gets 7th OWI
Yes, in Wisconsin if you are intoxicated, sitting in the driver's seat, and have the keys in the ignition, your hand, or possibly nearby, you could be charged with an OWI.
On May 16, 2021, West Salem police were alerted to a man asleep at the wheel with the engine running. When approached, the officer noticed a faint odor of intoxicants. The man was charged with felony seventh-offense drunk driving and seventh-offense operating with a prohibited blood-alcohol content.
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