M.A.D.D. President urges Wisconsin OWI Reform

Recent legislation proposed by Wisconsin state Senator Alberta Darling and Representative Jim Ott to increase the penalties on OWI offenses has found support from Jan Withers, the national president of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (M.A.D.D.). These new laws would increase a third OWI offense to a felony, first offense OWI would be mandatory misdemeanor charges and all drivers found with a BAC of .08 or higher would be required to install an ignition interlock device for six months.  According to Withers, if Wisconsin passes legislation requiring the mandatory installation of ignition interlock devices, the state will also qualify for MAP-21 funding.  Read more here: Require ignition interlocks

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