Wisconsin is known for, and proud of, its heavy drinking culture. The Badger State also acts as a safe haven for drunk drivers, of which there are many. Most notably, Wisconsin is the only member of the fifty states which does not criminally punish first-time drunk driving offenders. If the Wisconsin legislature has any interest in the public safety of its constituents, then new drunk driving prevention measures must be implemented.
The First Offense Is Just a Ticket? How Culture and Lobbying Shaped Wisconsin's Drunk Driving Law, and What to Do About It,
106 Marq. L. Rev. 451
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