Legislators Push for New Drunk Driving Package

Posted by PKSD Law Firm on May 27, 2009 in Drunken Driving Accidents

Five Assembly members have proposed a comprehensive bill to reform drunk driving laws. The comprehensive bill is a nine-part package that includes making a fourth OWI a felony.

Current Wisconsin law says that someone facing a fifth OWI can be charged with a felony.

Some legislators are concerned the bill would cause an influx of inmates at a time the state is facing a $6.6 billion budget deficit. According to the Legislative Fiscal Bureau, it cost $30,600 to house an adult inmate last year.

The package also includes the use of ignition interlock devices for one year for all repeat offenders and for first offenders with a BAC of 0.15 or higher. The package would also allow judges to put second- and third-time offenders on probation.

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