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OWI ruling splits state Supreme Court

A judge’s decision to allow a doctor to testify to the intoxication of a drunken-driving defendant can be considered a “harmless error,” the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Friday, because it was not the evidence that led the jury to find him guilty.

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AG candidates debate police issues

The top four candidates for Wisconsin attorney general agreed that heroin is the state's top public safety issue during a debate Saturday at the Wisconsin Professional Police Association annual meeting.

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OWI fines hefty, but deterrence effect debated

The fine for a first drunken-driving offense, including court costs and surcharges, can be as high as $1,000 in places like Winnebago County. But industry experts are questioning whether such heavy fines serve as effective deterrents.

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