drunken driving http://wuwm.com en State Assembly Considers Drunken Driving Bills http://wuwm.com/post/state-assembly-considers-drunken-driving-bills <p>The state Assembly is scheduled to vote Tuesday on three bills that crack down on drunken driving.&nbsp;</p><p>One measure would bring Wisconsin in line with other states -- by criminalizing the first offense.&nbsp; Currently, Wisconsin gives traffic tickets to first time drunken drivers and orders them to pay a fine.</p><p>Supporters say the change is long overdue -- Wisconsin is the only state that does not make the first offense a crime.</p><p>Opponents say they're concerned about additional costs the state may incur, if it sends more people through the criminal justice system.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 07:00:00 +0000 Marti Mikkelson 17142 at http://wuwm.com State Assembly Considers Drunken Driving Bills Assembly Committee Approves Drunken Driving Bills http://wuwm.com/post/assembly-committee-approves-drunken-driving-bills <p></p><p>A legislative committee has approved a half dozen measures that would impose tougher sanctions on drunken drivers.</p><p>One of the bills would make the first offense a crime, if a driver's blood alcohol content is .15 or above. Currently, first offenders are issued municipal tickets.</p><p>Another measure would make the third offense a felony.</p><p>The panel also approved bills imposing mandatory sentences for drunken drivers who injure or kill someone and allowing authorities to seize offenders' vehicles.</p> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 20:51:30 +0000 Marti Mikkelson 13033 at http://wuwm.com Assembly Committee Approves Drunken Driving Bills MSOE Dean of Students Faces Third OWI Charge http://wuwm.com/post/msoe-dean-students-faces-third-owi-charge <p>Patrick Coffey was arrested last Thursday night after attending Irish Fest. Mon, 19 Aug 2013 23:35:40 +0000 Ann-Elise Henzl 11122 at http://wuwm.com Six Bills Would Toughen Wisconsin's Drunk Driving Laws http://wuwm.com/post/six-bills-would-toughen-wisconsins-drunk-driving-laws <P>Two GOP lawmakers say the state’s OWI statutes are weaker than those in the rest of the nation. Thu, 01 Aug 2013 22:17:18 +0000 Ann-Elise Henzl 9710 at http://wuwm.com Six Bills Would Toughen Wisconsin's Drunk Driving Laws Assembly Gets Tough on Underage Drinkers, Repeat Drunken Drivers http://wuwm.com/post/assembly-gets-tough-underage-drinkers-repeat-drunken-drivers <p>The state Assembly approved a couple of measures on Tuesday, meant to reduce alcohol-related crimes. Tue, 14 May 2013 20:35:56 +0000 Ann-Elise Henzl 3250 at http://wuwm.com Assembly Gets Tough on Underage Drinkers, Repeat Drunken Drivers