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Officials say it will take time to see if new OWI laws work

Police officials in Wisconsin have said that it is too early to tell if the new tougher OWI laws will work and prevent people from getting behind the wheel if they have been drinking.

Law enforcement in Brown County have said that it may take up to five years to really see if there has been an improvement because of the new laws. The new laws took effect in July and police officials in the county have said that they made 25 percent fewer arrests this July than in July the previous year.

The new law states that that a four-time drunken driving offense is now a felony if it happens in a five year period. The fines and fees associated with the crimes have also gone down.

If you have been injured in an accident with 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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