Unless the police actually observe a crime in progress, their knowledge that a crime has potentially been committed comes to them some other way, such as by information from a witness or crime victim. In these situations, the police most often will undertake some investigation before making any arrests.
OWI is an abbreviation for operating while intoxicated, alluding to a legal charge for drunk driving. Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated is a class C misdemeanor. The components of the offense are (1) operating (2) a vehicle (3) while intoxicated, which is characterized as the impairment of mental and physical faculties by drugs, alcohol, or a mix of the two. […]