A recent change in Wisconsin's drunken driving laws is making it harder for prosecutors to pursue criminal charges for some drunken crashes.Read More »
Prior drunken driving convictions will play into the Department of Transportation’s decision to revoke a license, even if they were stricken from being part of the corresponding criminal case, according to an opinion issued by Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen.Read More »
Wisconsin attorney general hopeful Susan Happ said Thursday she isn't convinced criminalizing first-time drunken offenses would be the right move, saying most first-timers realize they've made a mistake and turning them into criminals would inundate the state's courts.Read More »
Wisconsin beefed up its drunken driving laws this year. Really. Gov. Scott Walker signed related legislation April 8. The bill was so weak, however, that it didn't even warrant mention in an Associated Press roundup hitting the highlights of the 62 he signed that day.
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The attorney for a man accused of driving drunk and causing a 2012 collision in Jackson County that killed a woman says charges against the man should be dismissed because he suffered severe head injuries and isn't competent to assist in his defense.Read More »