The Wisconsin Assembly approved three bills Tuesday to toughen the state's penalties for driving under the influence.
Wisconsin is the only state that does not consider the first offense a crime.
One bill the representatives passed would make all second offenses misdemeanors and all fourth offenses felonies. Right now, the state downgrades those offenses - if police have not stopped the person for drunken driving for a certain number of years.
Under another bill the Assembly advanced, all first time offenders would have to appear in court.
A third measure would demand that ignition locks be installed on vehicles of convicted intoxicated drivers, promptly after the court orders the devices.