Benson sits in a courtroom last Friday prior to a hearing at
the Waukesha County Courthouse. Benson is accused of driving
intoxicated in the deaths of Jennifer Bukosky, her unborn
child, Sophia, and her daughter, Courtney Bella.
WAUKESHA - Circuit Court Judge Lee S. Dreyfus Jr. has put repeat
drunken drivers before him on notice that effective immediately they
will likely not be given time to report to the Huber jail to serve
Starting this week, Dreyfus is requiring people convicted of
second, third or fourth offenses of operating while intoxicated to
expect to go to the Huber jail on their sentencing dates, rather
than the past practice of allowing up to two or three weeks to
report to jail.
"Thatís been pretty standard for as long as I can
remember. But simply because thatís always the way weíve done it
doesnít mean it should continue that way," he said.
Dreyfus was the judge who gave Mark Benson up to 16 days to
report to the Huber jail for his third OWI. Benson was sentenced
April 23 to a jail term but was given until May 9 to report to jail.
On April 25, Benson, allegedly under the influence of prescription
drugs, rear-ended a car carrying Jennifer Bukosky, her unborn child
Sophia, and her 10-year-old daughter, Courtney Bella. All three died
while two other passengers were injured in the crash.
Benson is due in court today for a preliminary hearing in the
Dreyfus denied that his move was caused by any public fallout
after the Benson crash.
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