Obstructing emergency personnel in Wisconsin is penalized as a Class A misdemeanor, with fines of up to $10,000, up to a 9 month prison sentence or both. Obstruction could lead to a Class I or Class E felony in certain circumstances.
Obstructing Emergency Or Rescue Personnel Per Wisconsin Statute 941.37
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Overview of Wisconsin Statute 941.37: Obstructing Emergency Or Rescue Personnel
As you can imagine, the law does not take kindly to those who obstruct emergency or rescue personnel. In Wisconsin, knowingly obstructing emergency medical personnel in the line of duty is a Class A misdemeanor. Intentionally interfering with emergency medical personnel with an awareness that the interference may endanger another’s safety is a Class I felony, and any interference that contributes to the death of another person is a Class E felony.