Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Despite Fred Kessler Objection - New Drunk Driving Laws Jan 1

A new Drunk Driving Law will take effect on Jan. 1st.  Anyone convicted of a 4th Drunk Driving offense will now be charged with a felony no matter when it happens.  Currently the 4th offense must happen within five years of the third Drunk Driving offense.

Also,  the law also increases the maximum sentence for fifth and sixth offenses from three years to five. Maximum sentences for seventh, eighth and ninth offenses will increase from five years to seven and a half. The maximum sentence for a 10th or subsequent offense will move from seven and a half years to a decade behind bars.  Rep. Jim Ott of Mequon has been working hard to toughen the Drunk Driving laws and we hope that he continues this worthwhile effort.

Milwaukee Democrat Fred Kessler was the only legislator to vote against the new law last February.  

This despite the fact that a WTMJ TV-4 I-Team investigation shows that 7 of the top 15 streets for accidents related to alcohol are in or around Kessler's 12th Assembly District.  The left leaning timeworn legislator failed to tell his constituents of his misplaced vote.

We will be keeping close tabs on Rep. Kessler this coming legislative session and making sure that voters in the 12th District are very aware of his broken trust and poor judgement.

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