MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Two Republican lawmakers are trying again to increase penalties for repeat drunken driving.
Rep. Jim Ott and Sen. Alberta Darling have introduced a bill that would make a fourth offense a felony punishable by up to three years in prison. Right now a fourth offense is a misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail.READ MORE: Buffalo Clinic Shooting: Jury Seated In Gregory Ulrich's Trial, Opening Statements To Begin Monday
The measure would increase the maximum prison sentence for fifth and sixth offenses from three years to five; the maximum prison sentence for seventh, eighth and ninth offenses from five years to seven-and-a-half years; and the maximum prison sentence for a tenth offense or more from seven-and-a-half years to a decade.READ MORE: Police: Body Found In Trunk Of Car In Mound, 2 Arrested
The Senate’s judiciary committee is set to hold a hearing on the measure Thursday. Darling and Ott introduced a similar bill last session.MORE NEWS: Woman Seriously Injured After 3-Story Fall At Fruen Mill
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