Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Criminally Derelict WI Legislature II

Frankly, I think our Legislators should be locked in a room with no food or sanitation until they increase the penalties available:

A 67-year-old Waukesha man was sentenced Monday to three years in prison for his eighth drunken driving conviction.

David T. Nelson also was ordered by Waukesha County Circuit Judge Ralph Ramirez to serve three years of extended supervision after prison and to pay fines and court costs totaling $1,234.
In recommending the maximum sentence, which Ramirez imposed, Assistant District Attorney Barbara Michaels noted that Nelson had been involved in a fatal, alcohol-related crash in 1984. Ramirez told Nelson that his record showed it would be unwise to impose anything but the maximum term.

A few posts down, you note that the 12th DUI earns 4.5 years in prison.

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