According to reports, Representative Josh Zepnick (Milwaukee-Dem) stated that he entered a guilty plea to a “first-offense drunken driving” charge in Greenfield Municipal Court. Zepnick, who was reportedly stopped by a Greenfield police officer on October 29, admitted to the officer that he had consumed “five or six beers.” The lawmaker issued a statement on Wednesday, November 18 in which he apologized for his actions. Representative Zepnick has been ordered to pay a fine of an undisclosed amount as well as relinquish his license for six months. Additionally, an ignition interlock device will be installed in the Representative’s vehicle for up to one year as part of his plea deal.
Wisconsin is the only state in which a first-offense drunk driving charge is treated as a civil violation instead of a crime.
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