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WI DOJ Trains State Prosecutors on OWI Prosecutions


Issues in Municipal OWI Prosecution, Tackling the Drugged Driver Case, Current Issues in Breath Testing, Wisconsin State Lab of Hygiene Alcohol & Drug Testing Among Topics to be Addressed


ELKHART LAKE - The Wisconsin Department of Justice's Office of Statewide Prosecutor Education & Training with funding from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Bureau of Transportation Safety is hosting the 11th Annual Wisconsin Prosecutor's Seminar on OWI beginning tomorrow and ending Friday in Elkhart Lake. The specialized training provides prosecutors and law enforcement officers from around the state with the latest knowledge and skills necessary to effectively and aggressively prosecute OWI cases. The training will include a combination of general and workshop sessions on topics pertinent to OWI prosecution.


"My commitment and assistance to district attorneys goes beyond the courtroom to include the classroom," said Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen. "This specialized training provides prosecutors new and better tools with which to fight crime and better serve their communities."


Topics to be addressed include:


  • Issues in Municipal OWI Prosecution
  • Tackling the Drugged Driver Case
  • Administrative Suspensions & Refusals
  • Current Issues in Breath Testing
  • Wisconsin State Lab of Hygiene Alcohol and Drug Testing: Changes, Challenges and Backlogs
  • Prior Convictions: What DMV Counts & What it Doesn't
  • Alcohol Toxicology: Curves, Charts & Calculations


"Assisting Wisconsin's prosecutors is a constant theme in the Department's work and my commitment to public safety and crime fighting," said Van Hollen. "We do best what we do together. Prosecutors commitment to learn and the Department's determination to help is a good combination."


The training will take place from January 28 29 in Elkhart Lake.


The agenda for the training session is available at: