People in Wisconsin will have an opportunity to voice their opinion about drunk driving laws on Thursday this week in a public hearing. Republicans are attempting to stiffen penalties associated with drunk driving offenses according to the news reports. However, it also states that a .15 or higher BAC level will be a misdemeanor - maybe they're trying to raise the legal limit? No, they want to give police officers the ability to seize the vehicle of accused offenders. In addition, they want to make it a felony charge on third and fourth offenses. Where I live, they already seize the vehicle upon suspicion, require mandatory court appearances and the BAC level for all of this is a whopping .05. They want to increase mandatory sentencing with these bills too. Stand up for your rights Wisconsin!
The hearing will take place in Madison on Thursday, be there and be heard.