New Wisconsin Drunk Driving Law Goes Into Effect In The New Year
Get caught driving drunk in Wisconsin for the 4th time will land you a felony.
Last April, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signed into law a penalty that will affect drunk drivers who commit that crime for a fourth time.
According to WIFR TV, if you are guilty of a DUI, you will be charged with a felony if it is your fourth offense. For people who are guilty for the fifth and sixth time, the maximum sentence goes from three to five years.
Then if you are so lucky to be caught for the seventh, eighth or ninth time, you will now be spending seven and a half years in jail instead of five.
Hopefully you will never know someone who has been caught ten times driving drunk. But, if you do, you won't be seeing them for ten years as that is the maximum sentence, which is higher than the seven and a half years that it used to be.
Here is something I didn't know. Wisconsin is the only state in America that does not criminalize a first offense. You will be given a ticket and have your licence suspended for a few months.
Here is the best advice I can give to you.....DON'T DRINK AND DRIVE!!! The advertisements on television and radio are meant to be a warning. It isn't worth it no matter where you live.