March 24, 2009

Man with 7 Drunk Driving Convictions Mistakenly Charged with First Offense

According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, a 37-year-old Wisconsin man with seven prior drunk driving convictions was mistakenly issued a first-offense citation for operating while intoxicated after he was arrested in October. The mistake was uncovered after the man was arrested on suspicion of his ninth OWI.

People continue to drive drunk because they can. Studies have shown that ignition interlocks are an average of 64 percent effective in reducing repeat drunk driving offenses.

Contact your lawmakers and urge them to support ignition interlocks for all convicted drunk drivers, including first-time offenders.

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