2018-Report to the Nation

WEST VIRGINIA

4.5 4.

STATE SNAPSHOT

WAYS TO IMPROVE

West Virginia is on the path to eliminate drunk driving and one of the highest rated states for its laws. Due in part to the 2008 all-offender ignition interlock law, drunk driving deaths have dropped by 52.11 percent in West Virginia. MADD applauds this state for its continued efforts to keep roads safe.

• Enact a law making child endangerment a felony • Advertise the ignition interlock law during twice yearly federally funded crackdowns on drunk driving (Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over)

WISCONSIN

4.5 2

STATE SNAPSHOT

WAYS TO IMPROVE

Wisconsin is the only state in the nation where a first-time drunk driving offense is not a crime; rather it’s just a traffic ticket. In 2009, the state made improvements to its DUI law by requiring ignition interlocks for first-time convicted drunk drivers with a BAC of .15 or greater.

• Pass an all-offender ignition interlock law with compliance-based removal • Legalize sobriety checkpoints and ensure they are conducted at least monthly • Make ignition interlocks available to first-time offenders upon arrest • Enact a law making child endangerment a felony

WYOMING

4.5 1.

STATE SNAPSHOT

WAYS TO IMPROVE

Wyoming lawmakers closed loopholes in the state’s ignition interlock law in 2011. However, much more must be done to protect the public.

• Pass an all-offender ignition interlock law with compliance-based removal • Legalize sobriety checkpoints and ensure they are conducted at least monthly • Make ignition interlocks available to first-time offenders upon arrest • Enact a law making child endangerment a felony • Pass laws that allow for expedited warrants for suspected drunk driving offenders who refuse a test

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