Legislators reach OWI reform agreement



“The drunk driving reform agreement will make a fourth OWI offense a felony if the driver has a previous OWI-related conviction, suspension, or revocation within the previous five-year period. The bill will also criminalize the 1st offense OWI if children are in the vehicle. The agreement also includes statewide expansion of the successful Winnebago County Safe Streets pilot program, which directs some offenders into alcohol treatment programs.”

Directs some offenders into alcohol treatment programs. How do they decide? Hopefully that includes all third and fourth offenders, because they are the most likely to suffer from severe alcoholism. People who so recklessly re-offend are not just dumb asses – they are ill.

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One Response to “Legislators reach OWI reform agreement”

  1. Sam Clegg Says:

    Fascinating post, sconz. Any more word on whose going into these programs – as in fourth time offenders, etc?

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