The Wisconsin Assembly Judiciary committee heard three of Mequon Republican Representative Jim Ott’s bills, which seek to provide mandatory minimum sentences for injuries and deaths caused by drunken driving and which would require the elevation of a third drunken driving offense to a felony, on Thursday, August 1.
Similar proposals haven’t been successful in the past, and state leaders have not committed to passing the bills.
During the hearing, witness Paul Jenkins testified to the dangers of drunken driving by relating what happened to his 40-year-old pregnant stepdaughter Jennifer Bukoskywas, who was traveling by car with her 10-year-old daughter Courtney Bella, her 12-year-old son Zachary, and Courtney Bella’s 10-year-old friend Debi when a drunk driver going 50 miles per hour rear-ended them.
Being the victim of a drunk driver can cause a number of serious ramifications, not the least of which are the often debilitating injuries. If you have been harmed by such a reckless driver in Sheboygan, the legal team at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® may be able to help you recover compensation. Call (920) 459-8000 today.