Thursday, January 8, 2009
Drunk with Power
State Senate Majority leader Russ Decker, D-Weston, seems to think that Wisconsin's pathetically lax drunk driving laws are just fine. Currently repeat offenders aren't slapped with a felony until their 5th OWI, and a first offense isn't even a crime, it's a civil infraction. Wisconsin is the only State in the nation that allows first time drunk drivers off the hook with what is a essentially a warning.
Decker is one of several Wisconsin lawmakers with such a warning. He was pulled over for driving drunk in 2005 and could be personally effected by a proposed bill that would make a persons third drunken driving conviction a felony. The new bill would give Decker only 2 strikes to play with. I hope he likes this cartoon. I think she's his type.