2007 Wisconsin Act 111
(effective date: April 2, 2008)
This Act amends the law relating to the penalty imposed on repeat drunken driving offenders. The Act creates a higher penalty for 7th and subsequent OWI offenses. It also increases the OWI surcharge from $355 to $365, which represents an increase to the county of conviction, the State, and the Safe-Ride Program.
The statutes are amended as follows:
5th and 6th Offenses= Class H Felony
Fine not less than $600 nor more than $10,000, imprisonment for not less than 6 months nor more than 6 years, or both.
7th – 9th Offenses = Class G Felony
Fine not to exceed $25,000, imprisonment not to exceed 10 years, or both.
10th and subsequent offenses = Class F Felony
Fine not to exceed $25,000, imprisonment not to exceed 12 years and 6 months, or both.
Note: Under Sec. 346.65(2c), the time period shall be measured from the dates of the refusals or violations that resulted in the revocation or conviction. Effective date: April 2, 2008