Lawmakers consider tougher measures for drunken drivers

Under current law, the first drunken driving charge is a traffic offense and gets listed as a crime if a child younger than 16 is in the car. Wisconsin is the only state to treat first offenses this way. Second and third offenses are criminal misdemeanors with fines attached. A person’s fourth OWI within five years is charged as a felony.

Via Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

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