A state lawmaker wants to give some convicted drunk drivers a break, if they keep their record clear.

Wisconsin Rapids Democrat Marlin Schneider (D-WI) is the author of a bill that would wipe out an OWI conviction after ten years, as long as the driver stays clean. Currently it's on their record for a lifetime, which Schneider says is unfair to those who make just one mistake and then have it follow them around forever.

He says repeat offenders deserve

However, Schneider doubts the bill will get much traction in the legislature this session. He says legislators are hell bent on passing even tougher drunk driving laws, and are unlikely to support easing some restrictions.

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