Saturday, May 17, 2008

Waukesha Judge Will Now Immediately Jail Repeat OWI Convicts After Sentencing

Waukesha County Circuit Court Judge Lee S. Dreyfus Jr. says he will now send motorists immediately to jail when they are sentenced in his court of their second or greater OWI infraction.

Dreyfus was the judge who sentenced former Oconomowoc physician Mark Benson to a jail term of 75 days after his third OWI conviction, but gave Benson 16 days additional freedom before reporting to jail.

Two days later, Benson, allegedly high on prescription medication, rammed his SUV into a smaller vehicle, killing a 10-year-old girl and her pregnant mother.

According to The Freeman, Dreyfus said his change in policy was not a result of the Benson case.

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