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Created: 05/09/2013 2:30 PM KSTP.com | Print |  Email
By: Scott Theisen

Wis. Panel Approves Drunken Driving Bill

A legislative committee has approved a bill that would ensure repeat drunken drivers spend time behind bars.
    
The Assembly Judiciary Committee passed the bill Thursday on a 9-0 vote. The full Assembly is expected to take it up Tuesday.
    
The proposal would require judges to impose a three-year prison sentence on seven-, eight- and nine-time offenders and a minimum four-year prison sentence for 10-time offenders and beyond.
    
Judges also would be required to impose a mandatory 30-day jail sentence on anyone who causes an injury by driving with a blood-alcohol content between 0.04 percent and 0.08 percent.
    
The bill comes after a state appeals court ruled last month current law leaves a judge free to decide whether to impose prison time.

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