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State law on repeat drunken driving not working well says report

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Those with five drunken driving convictions in Wisconsin are supposed to go to prison.

But most don't - not in the state's largest county, at least.

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The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that only 43 percent of the 161 Milwaukee County residents convicted of five-time OWI from 1999-2006 went to prison.

They averaged 18 months behind bars for their felonies. A quarter of the drunken drivers re-offended once or twice more.

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