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Reckless driving is defined as one who endangers the safety of any person or property by the negligent operation of a vehicle on a highway. The state must prove the person operated on a highway, in a manner that created a risk of death or great bodily harm and the risk was unreasonable and substantial and the driver should have been aware of the risk.
A first offense reckless driving is punishable by forfeiture of not less than $25 nor more than $200. If a person gets a second conviction within four years, the reckless driving can be charged as a crime with a one year max in jail. Reckless driving as a forfeiture is a good amendment to a charge of OWI. Some times in cases with low bac such as .07 or .08 a prosecutor will agree to amend to reckless driving. This saves the driver a lot of money in fines, costs, and insurance premiums.