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Committee set to hold drunken driving hearing

Published On: May 02 2013 06:44:13 AM CDT
Updated On: May 02 2013 06:45:05 AM CDT
MADISON, Wis. -

An Assembly committee has scheduled a hearing on a bill that would impose mandatory minimum sentences on drunken drivers.

Rep. Jim Ott, a Mequon Republican, and Sen. Alberta Darling, a River Hills Republican, have proposed a measure that would impose a minimum three-year prison sentence on seventh-, eighth- or ninth-time drunken drivers and a minimum four-year prison sentence on tenth offenses or beyond. Anyone who causes an injury while driving with a blood alcohol content between 0.04 percent and 0.08 percent would spend at least 30 days in jail.

The Assembly Judiciary Committee is set to hold a public hearing on the measure Thursday at the state Capitol. The panel is not expected to vote on the proposal.

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