Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Wisconsin State Rep. Jeff Wood, was pulled over for OWI last week. Apparently he wasn't drunk but, he had been popping pain pills. It's the fourth time he has been arrested for suspected OWI. Ironically he voted with the rest of the Assembly to toughen the state's drunken driving laws, making the the fourth OWI conviction a felony. It's currently a misdemeanor. The Governor has not signed the new legislation into law yet, but he likely will when it gets to his desk.
I tried to point out the irony of the 4th OWI arrest in the cartoon, but the lawyer for the Wisconsin State Journal nixed the sketch. Rep. Wood has not yet been convicted of his 3rd OWI, (it happened earlier this year), and the attorney thought I was overstepping the line by pointing out the Wood's arrest would have been a felony if the legislation he supported had been state law.