STATE CRIME AND POLITICAL ROUNDUP: Tougher penalties for drunk drivers to be discussed in Madison
Tougher penalties for drunk drivers will be discussed today at the State Capitol. The Assembly Judiciary Committee will hold a public hearing on three bills proposed by Mequon Republican Jim Ott. One measure calls for a mandatory prison sentence of at least 10 years for those convicted of homicide by drunk driving. Another bill increases the minimum jail sentence from 30 days to six months for causing an injury in a drunk driving crash.