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Feb 21, 2020

Assembly GOP limits area with 4 a.m. convention bar time

The state Assembly walked back a bill Thursday that would have allowed bars throughout Wisconsin to stay open later during the Democratic National Convention this summer, tweaking the proposal to allow extended hours only for taverns in the southeastern corner of the state before passing it on to the Senate.

Feb 17, 2020

Police say suspected drunken driver struck at least 13 vehicles

A 52-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of drunken driving after striking at least 13 vehicles in the town of Lake Tomahawk, according to the Oneida County Sheriff's Office.

Feb 12, 2020

Assembly OKs tougher sentences for repeat drunken drivers

Repeat drunken drivers would spend more time behind bars under a bill the state Assembly passed overwhelmingly on Tuesday.

Feb 11, 2020

Charges of defying law, building ‘straw man’ written in split Supreme Court opinion

A split Wisconsin Supreme Court has reversed a decision on a subject-matter-jurisdiction dispute relating to an OWI case from Ozaukee County.

Jan 24, 2020

Supreme Court to decide if warrantless searches OK after OWI arrests

A case in front of the Wisconsin Supreme Court questions when police officers have reasonable belief to conduct searches without warrants after an arrest.

Jan 22, 2020

Senate passes amended public defender pay parity bill

Wisconsin public defenders are on pace to receive pay parity with state prosecutors. The state Senate on Tuesday passed an amended version of Senate Bill 468 to provide a pay-progression plan for assistant state public defenders.

Nov 21, 2019

Evers signs bill setting 5-year minimum for OWI homicides

Gov. Tony Evers has signed a Republican bill that stiffens penalties for drunken drivers who kill someone.

Nov 5, 2019

Senate OKs bills setting tougher drunken driving penalties (UPDATE)

The state Senate has signed off on two bills that would stiffen drunken-driving penalties — and possibly generate millions of dollars in new prison costs.

Oct 14, 2019

Supreme Court hears arguments over OWI fine for drunken driver with baby in car

The Marquette County Courthouse sounded like a math classroom during oral arguments in a Wisconsin Supreme Court case on Monday. The justices asked two attorneys appearing before them how they’d calculate fines in a felony OWI case involving a baby in a car and a blood alcohol concentration more than four times the legal limit.

Oct 14, 2019

Drunken driver sentenced to 7 years in fatal crash

A drunken driver who fled from a fatal crash in Milwaukee has been sentenced to seven years in prison.

Oct 7, 2019

Man arrested for 10th drunken-driving offense

Dane County sheriff's officials say they've arrested a Madison man for his tenth drunken-driving offense.

Oct 1, 2019

Court: Driving drunk on riding mower same as a vehicle

A Wisconsin appeals court has ruled that operating a riding mower while drunk carries the same penalties as driving a car while intoxicated.


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