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Wisconsin lawmakers seek 10-year license revocation for repeat OWI offenders

A bill is being proposed in Wisconsin that will allow courts to revoke the licenses of habitual drunk drivers for up to ten years in an attempt to keep drunk drivers off the road, the Journal Sentinel reported on November 10.

Under the proposed bill, which has gained support from Wisconsin lawmakers’ coalition, people may have their drivers license revoked for up to ten years after repeated drunk driving violations. Offenders who are caught driving with a revoked license may face a jail term of up to one year and have to pay up to $10,000 in fines.

While this bill has gained cross-party support, one organization is speaking out against it. Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD) are not convinced that the proposed bill will be enough to discourage drunk driving. The group instead proposes courts install ignition interlock devices that will require drivers to pass a breathalyzer before their vehicles will start. Representative Eric Genrich, one of the chief authors of the proposal, responded to MADD’s objections by explaining that license revocation can be a useful deterrent.

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