State lawmaker looks to increase drunk driving penalties

MADISON - A Wisconsin lawmaker wants to introduce seven bills to increase penalties for drunk driving. Wisconsin is the only state where a first-time offense is not a crime.

Republican Representative Jim Ott says the bills would actually increase punishments for drunk driving offenses. One bill would require first time offenders to appear in court.

Ott says he decided to bring back half a dozen bills from the last session to increase minimum sentences for drivers who injured or killed someone.

Full story: WJFW

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