APPLETON (WKOW) — A Wisconsin lawmaker says he wants sobriety checkpoints to be part of the state's plans to curb drunken driving.
The Appleton Post-Crescent reports that some people believe the checkpoints infringe on civil rights.
Sobriety checkpoints are outlawed in Wisconsin and were not part of a bipartisan set of bills designed to crack down on impaired driving.
Milwaukee Sen. Tim Carpenter says checkpoints might send a message to that small number of people who drive drunk. The democratic senator says the state could ease into the checkpoints at first by allowing police to operate them on days that are associated with drinking, such as St. Patrick's Day or New Year's Eve.
Republican Rep. Dean Kaufert of Neenah says he doesn't believe checkpoints are the answer.
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