It’s not clear how many of the 13 drunk driving laws headed before a state Senate panel in Madison may become law.
Lawmakers will hear the proposals today. Among them is another attempt to make a first time OWI a crime. Right now, Wisconsin treats a first OWI as little more than a traffic ticket. The latest proposal would make a first OWI a misdemeanor. But state Senator Van Wanggaar, who leads the panel, has long said he opposes making a first drunk driving charge a crime.