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Tougher penalties now from chronic drunken drivers

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Tougher penalties are now in effect for Wisconsin's most chronic drunken drivers. The Legislature agreed earlier this year to stop giving the same sentences to those convicted of five or more OWIs.

Starting last Wednesday, judges can sentence seventh, eighth and ninth-time offenders to five years in prison and five years of extended supervision.

Those convicted 10 times or more can get up to 7 and one-half years behind bars, with five years of supervision.

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