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Wisconsin sees stricter drunk driving laws

Beginning July 1, the drunk driving laws in Wisconsin became tougher in an effort to put an end to injuries and deaths in alcohol-related accidents.

The Governor of Wisconsin released a statement showing his enthusiasm toward the new rules. He announced that he made it clear when elected that he wanted to make the laws against drunk drivers. Although he feels like there is still much to do, he thinks this law is a foot in the right direction.

The new law has harsher treatment on drunk drivers, to stop repeat offenders. Also, the fourth offense OWI will be a felony if it occurs within five years of another charge. Ignition interlocks will be installed for repeat offenders and it will be a misdemeanor if their is a child under 16 in the car during a first OWI.

If you or a loved one has been injured by a drunk driver, contact the Madison drunk driving accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling 800-242-2874.

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