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Price tag to make Wisconsin's drunken-driving laws tougher is in millions

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It would cost millions to make Wisconsin's drunk driving laws tougher. But Dane County Sheriff Dave Mahoney says it would be worth it, considering the human costs of OWI.

The Legislature created the Joint Review Committee on criminal penalties to find out the costs of drunken driving reforms, and Mahoney is a member of that panel.

At a recent hearing, the committee heard how much it would cost to make three-and four-time OWI a felony.

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