MADISON — Gov. Scott Walker has
signed a bill allowing judges to place offenders in a sobriety
testing program rather than force them to drive with ignition
The Republican-authored bill has
drawn criticism from Mothers Against Drunk Driving, which has
urged Walker to veto the bill. The group says sobriety checks
won't stop drunken drivers from getting behind the wheel.
The sobriety programs would require
at least twice-daily sobriety tests. The bill's authors say the
sobriety program will provide help for those addicted to alcohol
and reduce the financial burden of concurrently installing an
Walker signed the bill Tuesday at
the Old Courthouse Square Museum in West Bend, along with a bill
adding $2 million in grant funding for counties offering
alternatives to incarceration.