Wisconsin man arrested on 12th drunk driving charge

APPLETON, Wis. — Appleton police say they’ve arrested a man for his 12th drunken driving offense.

The 53-year-old Green Bay man was booked into the Outagamie County Jail early Thursday. Police say an officer spotted the man driving without his vehicle headlights on and pulled him over around 2 a.m.

WLUK-TV says the man pleaded no contest to his 11th drunken driving offense in 2012 and was sentenced to 4½ years in prison. Department of Corrections records show he was released from prison on extended supervision in March 2016.

Lawmakers in Wisconsin have been looking at ways to give their drunk driving laws more teeth in the fight against habitual offenders. According to a 2015 review, more than 2,800 arrested for drunk driving were on their seventh offense or more.

–Associated Press

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