Legislature poised to pass drunken driving overhaul legislation
MADISON - Assembly and Senate conferees announced they had reached agreement on the legislation at a news conference yesterday.
One key supporter says this is the most extensive revamping a drunken-driving laws in the state's history.
It toughens penalties on repeat offenders, expands a pilot treatment program statewide and broadens the use of ignition interlocks -- the devices that require a driver to pass a breathalyzer test before he or she can start his car.
Sponsors say the new laws should result in a reduction in the number of drunken driving incidents in the state.