September 29, 2017

Contact: Senator Robert Cowles: (608) 266-0484

Cowles Applauds Brown County OWI Court Proposal

MADISON- Senator Robert Cowles (R-Green Bay) released the following statement after Brown County Executive Troy Streckenbach released his plans to create a treatment court for repeat OWI offenders: 

“Time after time, treatment has been proven to be more effective than punishment when dealing with offenders that have substance addictions. If an offender receives a fourth OWI, clearly punishment has failed to change their behavior. This program shows great promise in addressing the root of the problem by solving the addiction instead of focusing solely on the offense. I want to express my appreciation to Troy and Judge Zuidmulder for their leadership with this proposal.”