- Tougher laws could be in store for drunken drivers.
The Wisconsin state Assebly votes Tuesday on a series of bills.
One would make all second offenses misdemeanors and all fourth offenses felonies, no matter how far back the previous offenses occurred.
Under current law, a second offense committed more than 10 years after a first offense is considered a first offense.
Fourth offenses committed more than five years after a third offense are misdemeanors.
The bill started out criminalizing all first offenses, but that provision was removed.
Wisconsin is the only state where first offenses are not crimes.
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