Are Wisconsins DUI Laws too Tipsy towards the Beer Companies?
Home of the Miller brewery and a Major League Baseball team that is called the Brewers and plays its home games at where else but Miller Park, Milwaukee and the state of Wisconsin certainly loves its beer. For some people, this love for all things beer is too apparent in some Wisconsin DUI laws. For example, did you know that Wisconsin is the only state in the country that treats a first-time DUI like a traffic ticket with no possibility of jail time? State Representative Terese Berceau is certainly aware of this as she made this point in an Associated Press story in which she expressed her frustration with the lobbying power of the beer industry. While Wisconsin DUI penalties for serious DUI offenses are in-line with many other states, Berceau noted how Wisconsin is the only state in which parents can purchase alcohol for their children to drink in their presence. The state does prohibit a person under the age of 21 from entering a bar without a parent. However, people under the legal