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Operating While Under the Influence Poll October 27, 2008

Posted by Attorney Jonathan Groth in Drunk Driving.
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WordPress just made polls available on their blogging service.  So, let’s put it to good use. 

 

UPDATE: H/T Sean Sweeney.   The graphic from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel states “Number of OWI arrests before it becomes a felony.”  I think Sean is right.  It should say “Number of OWI convictions.” Good catch Sean!

Thanks for your input!

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1. Mike - October 27, 2008

Is there any connection between the number of DD accidents and harsher laws on DD?

2. Sean M. Sweeney - October 28, 2008

I realize it is just a poll, but I would think you actually mean how many DUI Convictions before it should be a Felony. People merely being arrested and not convicted should never influence their future rights. (Innocent until proven guilty)

Interesting poll, and I would love to hear if there is more data supporting a change like Mike requested.

Sean
http://www.MilwaukeeBusinessLawBlog.com

3. Update On Efficacy of Drunk Driving Laws « Jon Groth’s Wisconsin Personal Injury Weblog - October 29, 2008

[…] drunk driving poll, Wisconsin Personal Injury Attorney trackback Mike and Sean commented on my earlier drunk driving post.  They asked whether stiff drunk driving laws reduce accidents and injuries.  Good question.  I […]

4. Mike - October 29, 2008

I wanted to follow up on my original post and question. Here’s a study I came across:

http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/picrender.fcgi?artid=1730839&blobtype=pdf

At times, this study triggers nasty flashbacks to high school statistics, but they do conclude that the data collected suggests an association between stronger state countermeasures and lower rates of self reported DD.

I haven’t followed up on any of the other studies metioned in this particular report, but I’d bet you’d find some pretty interesting info.

5. Serious Injury Lawyers » Blog Archive » DUI Follow Up - October 29, 2008

[…] Last week, we spent some time discussing the Journal Sentinel series on alcohol and its effects on the people of Wisconsin.  Well, one of our attorneys, Jonathan Groth, posted a drunk driving poll on his personal blog.  The post is called Operating While Under the Influence Poll.  […]


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