Police are hopeful that new drunk driving laws and harsher punishments will deter people from getting behind the wheel after a couple of drinks. Fox 11 reports that the new law will contain harsher penalties for fourth-time offenders. This would make the fourth time a felony if it occurred within five years of another drunk driving citation.
The law also states that ignition interlocks will be required for any offender with a blood alcohol concentration of .15 or above. Fox 11 writes that, currently, a judge can choose whether to order the device which prevents your from starting a vehicle if you have alcohol on your breath.
Fox 11 reports that, “Wisconsin remains the only state that doesn’t always criminalize first offense drunken driving. It’s still a traffic ticket under the new law, unless you have a minor in the car.”
Drunk driving can seriously impair one’s ability to drive and can cause needless accidents. If you or someone you know has been injured in a car accident, call a Lake Geneva motor vehicle accident lawyer from Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at 1-800-2-HABUSH.