January 29, 2009

Wisconsin Gov. Doyle Calls for Stronger Drunk Driving Laws, Sobriety Checkpoints in State of the State Address

Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle called on lawmakers to address the state's drunk driving problem in his State of the State Address last night. He specifically asked lawmakers to "work to allow law enforcement officers to set up controlled, reasonable sobriety checkpoints."

Frequent and highly publicized sobriety checkpoints are part of MADD's Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving. Sobriety checkpoints have been proven to reduce fatalities by 20 percent. Wisconsin is one of only ten states that currently do not allow sobriety checkpoints.

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