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Wisconsin state senate passed new OWI bill

The Wisconsin state senate recently passed a bill that will require drunk drivers to spend at least 30 days in jail if they cause injury to other people on the roadway. This bill was initiated after Wisconsin lawmakers faced accusations that the state wasn’t being proactive about preventing drunk driving.

According to the bill, drivers convicted of operating a vehicle while intoxicated (OWI) for the 7th time or more will face a jail term of at least three years. Additionally drunk drivers will automatically serve jail time if they cause injury to others. The bill has been passed along to Governor Scott Walker for approval.

Unfortunately, victims of drunken drivers often suffer from serious physical injuries and great financial loss due to expensive treatment and wage loss. If you have been injured in Green Bay, the legal team at Habush Habush & Rottier could help you seek the financial aid you need to cover your losses. Speak with a lawyer today by calling (920) 437-0900.

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