Source: Lake Geneva Regional News

Enough of the slap on the wrist.
February 03, 2012 | 03:09 PM

My problem with this is and I quote the article. "Walworth County District Attorney Phil Koss said it can be difficult for law enforcement to determine an accurate number of prior offenses. Part of the problem is that convictions aren't always properly reported and retrieving records from out of state can be problematic". I find that hard to understand in this day of high computer technology.
There is a huge problem in Wisconsin with DUI's and it isn't just Wisconsin but nationwide. It seems this is treated almost like jaywalking. I can understand and accept up to 3 offenses with each one costing the person a little more each time. Unless a serious injury or death occured then there shouldn't be any pleas given. But once you hit the 4th offense jail time and treatment should be the first sentence given with treatment to take place while in jail at the persons cost to be paid once out of jail within a reasonable amount of time and a breathalizer lock put on all his vehicles including family members at his/her expense.Then a special state issued license given stating they have past DUI's with renewal every year as long as they drive. If they have a 5th offense they are listed nationwide just as sex offenders. People make mistakes and some learn from them. Many DUI's seem to never learn because they know they will get a slap on the wrist and let go.

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