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Wis. lawmakers try again on drunken driving laws

Two Republican legislators are gearing up for another try at toughening the notoriously weak drunken driving laws in Wisconsin, where pounding booze is hard-wired into the culture - and drunken driving kills scores every year.

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OWI proposal raises court concerns

A proposed expansion of ignition interlock devices to include all first-time offense drunken drivers has some legal professionals concerned by a potential loss of court discretion and increased litigation of low-level offenses.

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Cops: Man accused of OWI comes to court drunk

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin man already charged with drunken driving now faces a second charge after he allegedly drove himself to his court appearance while intoxicated. A Wisconsin State Journal report says 50-year-old Russell Lambert of Windsor appeared in Dane County court Friday. Madison police say a bailiff smelled alcohol on his breath and administered a breath test. ...

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Bond set for driver accused in fatal crash

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — Bond has been set at $250,000 in La Crosse County for a driver accused of driving drunk and causing a crash that killed a woman and injured four others. According to police reports, Jesse Herrmann was intoxicated when he slammed his pickup truck into a car that was turning off Highway 35 in Holmen Saturday. ...

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Wis. man arrested for 10th time on suspicion of drunken driving

WASHBURN, Wis. (AP) — A northwestern Wisconsin man has been arrested for a 10th time on suspicion of driving drunk. Sixty-two-year-old James Knuuttila of Iron River was stopped by a state trooper last Friday and booked into the Bayfield County Jail. He was charged Monday with having an open intoxicant in his vehicle and driving without insurance. Prosecutors say more ...

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Teen sentenced in fatal wrong way crash

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Madison-area teenager has been sentenced to 3-1/2 years in prison for driving drunk in the wrong highway lane and causing a crash that killed a woman and seriously injured her boyfriend. Dane County Judge Maryann Sumi said 18-year-old Nathan Zander made a series of bad decisions that led to the September 2009 crash that killed ...

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