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"Under the Influence"

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It's time for a change.

Wisconsin has an epidemic on it's hands.  Binge drinking, weak laws, and people being killed on our interstates by drunk drivers. It's all too common in Wisconsin.

Year after year, session after session. Wisconsin legislators refuse to make substantial change to our laws; change that would better protect all of us.  We remain the only state in the nation where first time drunk driving is not a crime.  It;s not even a misdemeanor.  First time drunk driving is treated like a traffic ticket. It's almost like a mulligan.  We are the outliers. 

Sobriety checkpoints are banned by statute in Wisconsin. Felony drunk driving doesn't occur until the fourth offense.  In most states the second or third offense is a felony.   Our laws are weak and it puts all of us in danger.

It's time for a change.

Please check out our new project, "Under the Influence".  You can find legislative information, a photo gallery of repeat offenders, a section on the status of drunk driving laws in Wisconsin, and resources for people with alcohol abuse issues.

We will work hand in hand with our legislative and business leaders to create a culture that is safer for our families. Our goal is simple.. to change the drinking laws in Wisconsin.  We will begin with focusing on making first time drunk driving a crime.

It's time for a change.

 

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