As we all travel and enjoy this holiday season, it's important to remember that this is also the season of roads being more dangerous due to drunk driving.
In a 2009 study, 26% of Wisconsin adults admitted to operating a vehicle while intoxicated. Alarmingly, first-time OWI offenders are estimated to have driven under the influence at least 80 times before their initial conviction.
As the holiday season rolls on, it also reminds us that stronger legislation is needed to protect our loved ones by shutting the door on drunk driving in our state.
Each and every one of us has a right to live in a safe and secure community. Our neighbors have voiced their strong concerns against drunk driving and have called on legislators to move forward with a solution. For these reasons, I have reintroduced the “Drunk Driving Prevention Act.”
If you support the Drunk Driving Prevention Act, let Wisconsin elected officials know by signing the petition below. For more information about drunk driving in Wisconsin and this legislation, see below.