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Officials: Treatment key to curbing drunken driving

10:19 PM, Jan. 26, 2013
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State lawmakers are calling for tougher penalties for those who break Wisconsin's drunken driving laws, but law enforcement and medical officials say treatment can better curb the problem.

And so far, treatment seems to be helping. Law enforcement agencies across central Wisconsin are seeing lower numbers of OWI arrests.

In 2004, 500 people were arrested in Portage County for operating while intoxicated, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, the most since 1999. Those numbers have been dropping, and 354 were arrested in 2011. ...

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