‘UpFront’: Ott hopes tougher penalties will deter drunken driving

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State Rep. Jim Ott, R-Mequon, said he is proposing a mandatory minimum sentence for homicide OWI because he hears of too many drunken drivers who serve little time after killing someone.
Ott discussed his legislation to toughen drunken driving penalties on "UpFront with Mike Gousha," produced in partnership with WisPolitics.com.
Ott is sponsoring a bill that would set a mandatory minimum sentence of five years in prison for an impaired driver who causes a fatal crash.
"Homicide OWI we are not talking about mitigating circumstances, " Ott said. "We're talking about the drunk driver crosses the ...

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