Tuesday, December 23, 2008
State Representative of Madison, WI - Jeff Wood could face his third drunk driving charge since 1990. He has two prior convictions for driving under the influence of alcohol from 1990 and 1991 both in Eau Claire County. If found guilty of this latest arrest he could face up to $2,000 in fines and a year in prison. He may also face criminal charges of marijuana possession since a state trooper found 4.9 grams in his vehicle at the time of his arrest.
Many employers consider drunk driving to be an offense that bars an applicant from being hired. A DUI on a record can reveal a lapse in judgement, more than one offense seriously raises eyebrows about an applicant's good judgement.
Governor Jim Doyle of Wisconsin proposed upgrading the offense level of a third drunk driving offense to a felony. The bill didn't pass, lucky for Wood, who won't be facing such charges.