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Wisconsin legislators fail to toughen drunk driving laws

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With the legislative sessions in Wisconsin nearing to a close, the state remains to be the only place in the country where a first-time drunk driving conviction results in a citation rather than jail time.

Only one drunk driving measure has reached the office of Governor Scott Walker for concurrence. Lawmakers have failed to approve bills that would punish drunk drivers more harshly.

According to Wisconsin’s Department of Transportation, 200 people died in drunk driving accidents in 2012.

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