Alcohol Abuse Courts Considered In Wi., Elsewhere

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Their patience worn thin by repeat drunken drivers, Waukesha County, Wi., may try something no other justice system in Wisconsin and few in the U.S. have tried: establishing an alcohol abuse treatment court. The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel says it is because the courts have seen too many people like Curtis Marden, who pleaded guilty this month to drunken driving for the fourth time for weaving down a road at 1:30 on a Sunday afternoon with a blood-alcohol level of 0.18, more than twice the legal limit. Last year, nearly 1,000 people convicted of drunken . . .

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