3 ways Wisconsin legislators want to punish drunk drivers
MADISON, Wis. (KMSP) -
Two Wisconsin state lawmakers want to toughen Wisconsin's weak drunk driving laws with three new penalties.
Republican Rep. Jim Ott and Sen. Alberta Darling authored three bills that were presented before the Assembly Judiciary Committee on Thursday.
One bill would make third and fourth drunk driving offenses felonies. The second bill would increase penalties for injuring someone in a drunk driving accident. The third bill would impose a mandatory 10-year prison sentence on anyone who kills someone while driving drunk.
Ott and Darling said the bills, if signed into law, would send a stern message to repeat offenders.