Tougher Wisconsin drunk driving laws could soon be implemented through a bill authored by Representative Jim Ott and Senator Alberta Darling. The measure will include the imposition of a three-year prison sentence for drunken drivers who are convicted of seven or more DWIs. The bill received overwhelming support during a public hearing on May 2.
According to state Department of Transportation statistics from 2002 to 2011, around 220 people have been killed annually and 51,000 injured in drunk driving accidents in Wisconsin.
This summer, Ott and Darling plan to introduce a number of bills to create stiffer Wisconsin drunken driving laws. This move is a result of a promise Ott made to Judy Jenkins, whose pregnant daughter and 10-year-old granddaughter were killed in an accident caused by a repeat drunken driver in 2008.
If you or your loved ones have been involved in an accident caused by a drunk driver, our legal team at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. believes you should be able to hold the drunk driver responsible. Let us help you fight for the compensation you need by calling 800-242-2874.