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OWI arrests increase

Drunk-driving arrests climbed by 25% in Waukesha County between 1997 and 2006.


Authorities cite three reasons for the increase.

  • The state's legal blood alcohol limit dropped from .10 to .08 in 2003.
  • Police crackdowns on impaired driving.
  • Motorists with cell phones report erratic drivers to police.

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