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The legal blood alcohol content (BAC) in Wisconsin is .08.

Drunk driving penalties in Wisconsin are progressive.

The first offense:

  • traffic ticket
  • fine

The second, third and fourth offenses:

  • misdemeanor
  • jail sentence
  • fine
  • license revocation

Fifth offense and up:

  • felony

A judge has discretion in handing down a drunk driving sentence, and considers such circumstances as blood alcohol content and recklessness of the drunk driver.

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