Five pieces of legislation being drafted after Bottom Line Investigation
After a CBS 58 Investigation revealed that many repeat drunk drivers get back behind the wheel with little consequences a local lawmaker is taking action.
State Representative Jim Ott says he is drafting at least five pieces of legislation to toughen the state's drunk driving laws. Wisconsin has some of the most lax drunk driving laws in the country.
Last session Ott introduced eight laws but only one of them passed. Now, he plans on re-introducing everything from a law that requires first time offenders to appear in court, all the way to making a mandatory minimum sentence for OWI vehicular homicide.
He says drafting will be complete in the next week, and he hopes to have them introduced by this summer.