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    WI Governor supports stiffening penalities for DUI on a snowmobile

    Posted by AmSnow
    on Monday, July 20, 2009

    Wis. Gov. Jim Doyle said he supports the Snowmobile Recreation Council's recommendation to make one of the most aggressive laws against driving a snowmobile while intoxicated, according to Madison Channel 3000.

    The council asked state lawmakers on July 20  to attach operating while intoxicated charges on a regular driver's license.

    If adopted it could be one of the most aggressive approaches to dealing with drunken snowmobiling on state trails and waterways, according to Channel 3000.

    The recommendation would increase penalties for drunken driving on any recreational vehicle, and a second offense in 5 years would make the offense criminal. In turn, a person's driver's license would be suspended for a year.

    The recommendation will now go to the governor's office and to the Department of Natural Resources.

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