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drunken driving

Apr 3, 2019

Committee to hear public comments on OWI bills

State Assembly lawmakers are scheduled to hear public testimony on legislation that would both require drunken drivers to appear in court and make a first-time drunken driving offense a crime.

Mar 19, 2019

Bill would force interlocks for first-time drunken drivers

Democratic legislators are proposing a bill that would require all first-time drunken drivers to use ignition interlock devices.

Mar 7, 2019

Man accused in fatal crash due in Dane County court

A Dodgeville man arrested after an off-duty firefighter was killed while assisting a disabled motorist along a Dane County highway won't be charged with homicide by drunken driving.

Feb 28, 2019

Man faces at least his 10th OWI charge

A Wisconsin man is facing at least his 10th drunken driving charge.

Jan 4, 2019

Woman sentenced in drunken driving death in Madison

A Waunakee woman has been sentenced to three years in prison for striking a pedestrian while driving drunk in Madison, leading to the person's death.

Jan 4, 2019

Lawmakers try again on first-offense drunken driving (UPDATE)

Two Republican legislators are continuing their quest to crack down on drunken driving, reintroducing bills Thursday that would make a first offense a crime and impose stiffer penalties on repeat offenders.

Dec 26, 2018

Man taken into custody for 5th OWI offense

A 40-year-old Wisconsin man has been arrested for fifth offense operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

Nov 1, 2018

No contest plea in Madison drunken driving death

A Waunakee woman has pleaded no contest to homicide by drunken driving in the death of a University of Wisconsin student.

Sep 21, 2018

Woman twice arrested for OWI within 1-½ hours

Dane County sheriff's officials say a deputy arrested the same woman twice for drunken driving within an hour and a-half.

Jul 27, 2018

Accused repeat drunken driver hits sheriff’s SUV

A Neenah man is facing another drunken driving charge after crashing into a Winnebago County sheriff's vehicle.

Jul 9, 2018

Door County begins using breathalyzer kiosks for sobriety testing

The Sheriff’s Office of Door County recently installed two automated breathalyzer kiosks at the Door County Justice Center in Sturgeon Bay and has begun using them to conduct daily alcohol screening of offenders participating in the Huber Work Release program.

Jul 5, 2018

Man arrested for 5th OWI offense

A 42-year-old Wisconsin man has been arrested for fifth offense operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

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