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Update On Efficacy of Drunk Driving Laws October 29, 2008

Posted by Attorney Jonathan Groth in Drunk Driving.
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Mike and Sean commented on my earlier drunk driving post.  They asked whether stiff drunk driving laws reduce accidents and injuries.  Good question.  I did my usual google search and found a study that dates way back to 1987.   It was a Purdue University study that found that drunk driving accidents decreased by 20% after stiffer laws were enacted.  But, the number of hit and run accidents increased by 8%. 

I’ll keep looking for a recent statistic.  If you find one please comment!

Thanks for the comments!

 Jon Groth is a Wisconsin Personal Injury Attorney handling cases throughout Wisconsin and most recently in Marinette, Milwaukee, Milton and Wauwatosa.

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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!