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WI DOJ Trains State Prosecutors on OWI Prosecutions

 

Ignition Interlocks, Act 100, Breath & Blood Alcohol Testing, Drug Impaired Driving Among Topics to be Addressed

 

ELKHART LAKE – The Wisconsin Department of Justice's Office Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor Program with funding from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Bureau of Transportation Safety is hosting the 12th Annual Wisconsin Prosecutor's Seminar on OWI 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:

 

  • Ignition Interlock Devices: What Are They & How Do They Work?
  • Drug Impaired Driving
  • Alcohol Toxicology: Curves, Charts & Calculations
  • Current Issues in Breath Testing
  • Collateral Attacks
  • Standardized Field Sobriety Testing

 

“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 November 11 – 12 in Elkhart Lake.