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MADISON, Wis. - Gov. Scott Walker has signed into law a bill that requires drunken drivers who injure someone to spend at least 30 days in jail.
Under current law, judges can sentence a drunken driver who injures someone from between 30 days and one year in jail. The bill Walker signed Tuesday would clarify the law to require that the person be sentenced to at least 30 days behind bars.
The new law also makes clear that anyone convicted of drunken driving for a seventh, eighth or ninth time must spend at least three years in prison.
The measure was one of the few the Legislature passed this year related to drunken driving, leading to criticisms that lawmakers didn't do enough to address the problem.
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Tuesday, April 8 2014, 06:19 PM CDT
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