A attempt to draw attention to drunken driving is delayed at the state Capitol. Classmates and the parents of a Schofield teen killed by a drunken driver in January had planned to meet with Governor Jim Doyle Monday to present a petition of more than 15,000 signatures calling for the creation of Lacey's Law.
The proposed law, named after 14-year-old Lacey Meinel, would impose a 30-day jail sentence on first-time drunken drivers, a six-month sentence for second offenders and harsher penalties for repeat offenders. But the meeting was called off because of scheduling conflicts. A spokesman for the governor says the issue is a top priority and they will reschedule the meeting in a couple of weeks.
A 23-year-old Fond du Lac man is charged with killing Lacey and injuring her mother while driving the wrong way down Highway 45 in Winnebago County.