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Assembly votes scheduled tomorrow on drunk driving bills

MADISON (WSAU-Wheeler News)   Another crack-down on drunk driving will be considered tomorrow by the Wisconsin Assembly. 

The lower house will vote on two of several bills offered by Mequon Republican Jim Ott, and Senate Republican Alberta Darling, both from the Milwaukee area.  One would require that all four-time O-W-I offenses be considered as felonies, regardless of how far back a third offense had occurred.  Second offenses would be treated as misdemeanors, regardless of when the first ones took place.  Right now, fourth offense that happen more than five years after a third O-W-I is considered a misdemeanor.  Second offenses that happen at least 10 years after the first ones are considered non-criminal first offenses. 

The other bill up for a vote Tuesday would require everyone arrested for drunk driving to appear in court at least once.

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