Tougher drunk driving bills are being considered at the Capitol today. One bill (AB 69) allows for mandatory sentencing of at least six months in drunken driving crashes resulting in injury, another (AB 70) requires a minimum 10 years incarceration for a drunken driving homicide, and a third (AB 71) would make a third offense drunk driving a felony. Current state law in Wisconsin now considers a fourth drunk driving offense a felony.
The bills from Republicans, state Senator Alberta Darling, and Representative Jim Ott, have drawn the support of Mothers Against Drunk Driving. The public hearing before the Assembly Judiciary Committee is at 10:30 at the Capitol.