A pair of plans that would get somewhat tougher on drunk drivers in Wisconsin are headed forward at the state Capitol.
A legislative panel yesterday approved a plan that would have people arrested for their first OWI appear in court. Right now, first time OWI’s are treated essentially as traffic tickets. Lawmakers also approved a plan that would guarantee that anyone who kills someone in a drunk driving wreck would spend a minimum of five years behind bars.
State Rep. Jim Ott says right now, some drunk drivers are spending less than a year in jail for deadly OWI wrecks.