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Legislators consider OWI crackdown

Momentum is growing for a bi-partisan bill targeting drunken drivers in Wisconsin.

One proposal would require first-time drunk drivers to appear in municipal court.

The offense would still be a civil penalty.

An attorney who represents drunk drivers in Madison says a court appearance isn't necessary.

But Dawn Johnson's father was killed by a first time drunk driver in 2011 and disagrees.

The second bill would increase the penalty for seriously hurting someone while driving drunk to one to three years in prison.

These bills are just two of many being brought up this legislative session.

Governor Scott Walker has said that drunk driving is a problem in our state, that he's ready to work with lawmakers to correct. 

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