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Can DUI Laws Be TOO Tough?

While progress has been made, drunk driving is a continuing problem in need of a solution. Far too many people make the decision to drink and get behind the wheel of a car, causing injuries and death.

But is a 0.05 BAC really the solution? Does it criminalize drinking? Will having one beer or a glass of wine at a local establishment put drivers on a path to criminal behavior?

On February 4, the National Transportation Safety Board made a variety of recommendations to reduce and eliminate drunk driving. The most high profile and controversial proposal involves states reducing blood alcohol content (BAC) levels from 0.08 to 0.05 or lower. For the fourth time in as many years, the NTSB proposed what they see as a deterrent for people under the influence getting behind the wheel.

State legislatures have yet to respond to the 0.05 clarion calls. Not even legislative committees have taken up the proposed reduction.

State to state, DUI laws seem to be in a constant state of flux. Madison attorney Christopher T. Van Wagner maintains a contemporary knowledge of the latest changes in drunk driving laws. He uses that insight to provide skilled representation on behalf of Wisconsin residents. He will take on the challenges that the most Draconian drunk driving laws provide.

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