By Tim Kowols
The headlights will shine on drunk driving in Wisconsin a little bit brighter in 2017. Beginning January 1, stiffer penalties will be assessed for drivers receiving their fourth or more operating while intoxicating offense. In addition, Brown County recently passed a resolution to ask the state legislature to allow judges to order the seizure of vehicles of repeat drunken drivers. Kewaunee County Sheriff Matt Joski says it should not even get to that point.
Currently, OWI is not a felony in the state until the fourth offense and ignition interlock device have been used in vehicles to deter drunk driving.