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Fines and Ordinances

The following are commonly cited alcohol-related ordinances and fines in the city of Eau Claire:

Offense Fine
Underage Consumption: First Offense $263.50
Underage Consumption: Second Offense $389.50
Underage Consumption: Third Offense $515.50
Underage Consumption: Fourth Offense $767.50
Urinating in Public $213.10
Open Container $213.10
Fake ID $515.50
Underage in an Establishment $452.50
Providing Alcohol for an Underage Person (Criminal) $452.50
Disorderly Conduct $213.10
Disorderly Conduct - Noise Violation $213.10
Disorderly Conduct - Party $389.50
Owner Responsible for Disorderly Conduct $213.10

 

Drunk Driving - OWI/DUI

Under 21 - Wisconsin enforces the Absolute Sobriety Law. If you are under 21 and are caught driving with any alcohol in your system at all, you will receive a $389.50 fine, have 4 demerit points deducted, and have your license suspended for 3 months.

Over 21 - An OWI/DUI citation will be administered if caught driving with a BAC higher than .08.

First Offense: Fine: $150 - $300, License Suspension: 6 to 9 months, Alcohol Assessment is required.

Second Offense: Jail time: 5 days - 6 months, Fine: $300 - $1,100, License Suspension - 12 to 18 months, Alcohol Assessment required, Vehicle: Immobilized or Iginition Interlock Device required.

Third Offense: Jail Time: 30 days - 1 year, Fine: $600 - $2,000, License Suspension: 2 to 3 years, Alcohol Assessment required, Vehicle: Immobilized, seized, or Ignition Interlock Device required.

 Fourth Offense: Jail Time: 60 Days - 1 year, Fine: $600 - $10,000, License Suspension: 2 - 3 years, Alcohol Assessment required, Vehicle: Immobilized, seized, or Ignition Interlock Device required.

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