October 20, 2008

Most Felony Drunk Drivers in Milwaukee County Avoid Prison

According to an article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, fewer than half the people sentenced for a fifth-offense drunk driving felony in Milwaukee County go to prison. Additionally, “almost two-thirds of people sentenced under the stricter law spent a year or less in custody. Those with higher blood-alcohol levels didn't always serve more time. And almost a quarter of the people convicted of the fifth-offense felony between 1999 and 2006 already have re-offended - some more than once.”

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