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Drunk driving repeaters prompt call for changes


WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) -- Mothers Against Drunk Driving is calling for additional automotive interlock devices for drunk drivers in the wake of two alarming cases.

  A 47-year-old man was arrested on his eighth drunken driving charge after hitting a Carroll University student, a light pole and at least two cars in downtown Waukesha this week.

  In the second case, a man was arrested on suspicion of driving drunk for a sixth and seventh time within an eight-day period.

  MADD's state director, Kari Kinnard, says people continue to drive drunk repeatedly because we allow them to.

  MADD wants interlock devices on all offenders' vehicles, beginning with the first offense.

  The devices prevent the offender's vehicle from starting if the driver fails to blow a legal blood alcohol level.

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