- Apr 12, 2010
Report: Brewery-heavy Wisconsin not exactly eager to punish drunk drivers
Why is that allowed to continue? The theory goes something like this: State legislators are the same kinds of hard drinkers as the general populace and they don't want to get worked over for DUIs. Said a University of Milwaukee-Wisconsin professor, "There is a live hard, play hard, cut corners, get away with anything you can culture in the Legislature. Driving drunk is just part of a larger political culture of getting away with anything you can."
Case in point: State rep Jef Wood has been busted three times in less than a year, and plans to defend himself in part by establishing the well populated history of assemblymen caught drunk behind the wheel. That makes it sound like things aren't going to change any time soon. And makes us think there's a little bit more going on in those flyover states than one would imagine...
[Source: The Associated Press]